2L Representatives: Laura Antymniuk and Keith McCullough
The 2L representatives act as the representatives of the 2L class. They advocate for the interests, and concerns of their constituency by serving as liaisons between the 2L class and the MLSA Council. They are also responsible for hosting one of the MLSA “exam cram” events throughout the year.
Laura Antymniuk: Prior to attending Robson Hall, Laura received her Bachelor of Arts with a major in Anthropology and minor in History. During her undergrad, Laura maintained part time work as a server, and volunteered as a literacy aid to a family of refugees from Syria. Following her undergraduate career, Laura took a year off from academics, and acquired a position at Stella’s Café where she worked full time with the hipsters of Winnipeg. At Robson Hall, Laura has continued her volunteer work, assisting refugee claimants in completing their applications for Refugee Status at Welcome Place. Laura is also a member of the Feminist Legal Forum and Robson Hall Mental Health Group. Immediately after 1L, Laura attended the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with over 30 other Robson Hall students, where she took a course on Israeli Law and Society. After returning home, Laura spent her summer working at AVS Law LLP. Laura loves to travel, stress, exercise, draw, and tell poorly formulated jokes. She also enjoys espresso, sarcasm, and her dog, Rufus III. Please feel free to contact Laura with any questions, concerns, or if you would just like to chat.
Keith McCullough: Keith McCullough served as the 1L Representative in his first year of studies before reprising the role in 2L. He is also a co-chairperson of the Academic Committee. Keith came to Robson Hall after several years as a professional broadcast journalist with Winnipeg radio and television stations. Keith has worked as a summer student with the Legal Help Centre of Winnipeg and is continuing to volunteer there during the school year. He also volunteers with the Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties. Keith will be representing Robson Hall as a member of the school’s team at the Gale Cup Moot in Toronto this winter. Keith is the proud owner of a rescue dog named Molly. He is an avid athlete who runs half marathons and plays several sports including hockey, soccer, basketball, and curling.
MBA Representative: Michael Akins
The MBA Representative is responsible for serving as a liaison between the students of the Faculty of Law and the Manitoba Bar Association. They must represent the interests of members of the Association to the MBA through participation on the MBA Council and its committees, as well as reporting promptly to MLSA Council on MBA actions relevant to members qua law students.
Michael is a 2L at Robson Hall and the Manitoba Bar Association Representative for the 2018-19 school year. Michael previously served as a 1L Representative for the MLSA. Michael was a Summer Research Student at Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP in Calgary this past summer and will be returning as an articling student in 2020. Prior to enrolling in law school, Michael worked as the Manager of Youth Initiatives for Special Olympics Manitoba, where introduced and implemented the first Unified sport program for the Province. Michael received his undergraduate degree from the U of M with a Bachelor of Recreation Management & Community Development (Distinction). During this time, Michael was a dual-sport athlete on the Manitoba Bisons Football and Track & field teams, where he earned honours as a 3x U-Sports Academic All-Canadian (formerly CIS-Sports). Michael enjoys participating in recreational sports and outdoor activities and remains involved with many community volunteer and work initiatives.
Senate Representative – Victoria Truong
Victoria is a 2L student at Robson Hall and is the 2018-2019 Faculty of Law Student Senator. In this role, she will also be a part of the Senate Appeals and Admissions Committees. Victoria has been involved with the Feminist Legal Forum, Professional Development Committee and FACL – the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers. She spends her time at Robson Hall curling on Fridays, bring her 2 dogs to school for Robson Hall Dog Days, and outside of Robson Hall enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee. She is a very friendly individual and is always happy to strike up a conversation with someone new.
The Faculty of Law UMSU Representative acts as the liaison between the students of the Faculty of Law and the University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU). They advocate for the interests, and concerns of law students to UMSU and hold a voting seat at UMSU Council. They are responsible for attending and participating in meetings of the University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) as well as any UMSU committees to which they are designated.
Rajvir is a 2L at Robson Hall and The Faculty of Law UMSU Representative. Prior to attending Robson Hall, he obtained a Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering from British Columbia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Criminology from Simon Fraser University (SFU) as well as a Certificate in Police Studies. During this time, he served as a student ambassador for SFU and continues to serve as the Vice-President of the Panorama Ridge Tax-Payers Association. Since coming to law school, he is an active member of Robson Hall’s student groups including Criminal Law Group and Student Pipeline Action Committee. Rajvir is passionate about social causes and enjoys volunteering for local political campaigns. In his spare time, he loves riding his motorcycles on scenic routes, travelling, exercising and playing competitive sports including ball hockey and rugby.