Hey RH,
I hope you are all keeping well in this time of non-self-inflicted social distancing. Here is your week at a glance for March 16 – 22.

Monday, March 16 – Tuesday, March 17: No classes

Wednesday, March 18: Classes to resume online; Last day of voluntary withdrawal

Thursday, March 19 – Sunday, March 22: N/A

All Week: Level Justice is looking to fill the positions of Director of Outreach, Secretary, and Treasurer. If you are interested in any of these roles, please send a letter of interest to Jaidan at merryj@myumanitoba.ca by 4:30PM on Monday March 16! If you would like to know more about Level, please see https://leveljustice.org/about-level.

Robson Hall Employment and Labour Law Club is accepting applications for treasurer for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. Please send a short submission stating why you are interested in RHELLC and your qualifications for the treasurer position. The deadline for submission is Tuesday March 17 at 4:00 pm. Please send your submission to rhellcmanitoba@gmail.com!

Robson Hall Human Rights Collective is looking for a Newsletter Coordinator for the 2020-2021 school year. Please send a letter of interest to rhhumanrights@gmail.com by 5:00PM on Friday, March 20.

Mental Health Group is looking to fill the positions of Events Coordinator and Communications Coordinator for the upcoming school year. If you are interested in joining a group of fabulous individuals who work to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and provide resources to individuals, please send an email to philippa@myumanitoba.ca by March 20 to express your interest!

Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL) is looking for members to join next year’s executive. Message carl.robsonhall@gmail.com by March 24 at 11:59 pm.

Future Mooters: The tryouts for the 2020-2021 moots will be held in mid-September 2020. The call for researchers will be made shortly after the mooters are chosen. If you have any questions, feel free to email Amber Harms at harmsa34@myumanitoba.ca.

YEARBOOKS FOR SALE For $30 you can purchase either last year’s 2018-2019 or this year’s 2019-2020 yearbook! Or both for only $50 (what a steal of a deal). This price includes shipping anywhere in Canada.
Please note: 2018-2019 has already been made so these are in limited supply. Additionally, we will only create a 2019-2020 yearbook if we get enough orders. If you are interested in purchasing this years, last years or both please: Etransfer vpfinance@robsonmlsa.com with the correct amount with the password MLSA2020. Then email Meghan at paymentm@myumanitoba.ca indicating which year(s) you’d like and a screenshot of the etransfer. If you have any questions please email Meghan at payment@myumanitoba.ca or our yearbook editor Catherine Rogers at rogersc4@myumanitoba.ca. Lastly, if you have any fun photos from Robson Hall events that you would like to see in the upcoming yearbook please pass them along!

If you want anything posted on the robsonmlsa.com website, please message Maddy Laval. Message Simone Marcoux @themlsa to share information/pictures on Instagram.

In addition to several summer job postings on the CDO job board (https://law.robsonhall.com/student-resources/cdo/job-board/) and Robson Hall eNews email (sent Friday, March 13 at 4:34 pm), I was asked to advertise the following research position:


Professor Gerard Kennedy is seeking to hire a Robson Hall student as a research assistant this summer, for up to 35 hours per week for 14 weeks at $16.00 per hour.The RA will assist Professor Kennedy in two projects: 1) The effects of recent amendments to Manitoba civil procedure, increasing the ability to use summary procedures; and 2) The role of the Divisional Court in Ontario, and what it says about the wisdom/utility of having an intermediary appellate court between the Superior Court (or Court of Queen’s Bench) and the Court of Appeal. This work may be especially interesting to aspiring litigators and those with an interest in access to justice. The work will largely consist of searching through and analyzing Manitoba and Ontario case law (differing for the two projects), but will also consist of research of secondary sources, and assisting in turning both research projects into being ready for publication. “Check-ins” of at least once a week will be required (barring exceptional circumstances/reasonably scheduled vacation) so preference will be given for a student based in Winnipeg. However, I am willing to consider the possibility of working remotely, especially given the concerns surrounding COVID-19. I would also be willing to consider the possibility of “splitting” the hours between two students, depending on the circumstances.If you would like to apply, please send the following to gerard.kennedy@umanitoba.ca by Thursday March 26, 2020: a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a copy of your transcript (it need not be an official transcript); and a sample of legal research/writing.