Picket and Pickles
Grading season is in full swing and concludes what has been, by all accounts, an insane academic year. September started normally enough, with the addition of a new class to my portfolio: Nominate Torts, and its vastly random array of cases (slippery fowl + tulips + spring-gun = Bird v. Holbrook). Rumors of a looming […] Read more
Mishpatim 2016 and Silicon Wadi
The Israel and International Law Program (Mishpatim) is currently in full swing at Hebrew University Jerusalem. To fuel my work on intellectual property, I attended the part of the program dealing with start-ups in Israel. As you may know, Israel is one of the most competitive countries on global software markets. If you are curious […] Read more
What CBC v. Sodrac tells us about technological change, and who should benefit from it
Some say that CBC v. Sodrac (2015 SCC 57) is not about copyright, but about balancing principles of statutory interpretation. Others say that it's about technological change and legislative technique. I believe CBC v. Sodrac is about technological change, and who should benefit from it. Giulia Forsythe, Brock University, Centre for Pedagogical Innovation Explicitly Justice […] Read more
Success at the 2016 Fox Moot!
I am delighted to announce that Steve Falkingham was awarded runner up for the Donald F. Sim Award for best oral advocate! Eighteen teams, representing nine law schools from Montréal to Victoria, pleaded a shady frog-related copyright case as a part of the 2016 Fox Moot this week end. Congratulations to Steve and Stacey Dunn […] Read more
The doctoral enterprise in law
(The original text was written in French, this post is a rough translation) Dia Dabby, Bethany Hastie and Jocelyn Stacey draw an interesting picture of the challenges facing doctoral students in law across Canada. Unsurprisingly, many of the highlighted points of tension reflect the tectonic shifts at work at the JD/LLB level. Those problems are […] Read more
Global IP Congress 2015
The 4th Global IP Congress on IP & the Public Interest (@gcongress, #gcip2015) is currently under way at Delhi's National Law University. It gathers researchers from across the globe and focuses on users rights, openness, development as well as access to medicines; delegates are covering subjects ranging from IP & diversity to the availability of […] Read more
Robson Hall is recruiting!
Our Faculty is looking to hire law professors (tenure stream positions) and we especially encourage applications from candidates whose research and teaching interests focus on advocacy, criminal law and procedure, evidence, negotiation, and/or private law areas. For more information, please check offers 21397 et 21397/21398 on the University of Manitoba's website. The Search Committee will begin […] Read more
AJEFM Annual General Assembly
November 26, 2015 • 18:00
Robson Hall, Moot Court
AJEFM (the Manitoban French Speaking Lawyers' Association) will hold its annual general meeting on Thursday the 26th. AJEFM provides general information in French on the Manitoban justice system, the history of legal services in French, and legal careers. Please confirm your attendance with Philippe Richer (email@example.com). Read more
Daniel Gervais on "The Tradification of Intellectual Property: Lessons from and for the TPP"
November 5, 2015 • 12:00
Robson Hall, Moot Court
Though the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement was signed almost a month ago, Canadians are still wondering about its scope and implications. We are therefore very pleased that Prof. Daniel Gervais, of Vanderbilt University, accepted to guide us through the IP related aspects of the TPP. Read more
Tour de France
(The original text was written in French, this post is a rough translation) I am in the unusual position of being a francophone, and a civil law trained jurist, teaching common law in English. As such, I am uniquely qualified to explain the arcanes of the rule against perpetuities to French jurists, which is why […] Read more