Robson Hall Civil Litigation Society

The object of the Civil Litigation Society is both the development of its members in the area of civil litigation and to promote student interest in the practice of civil litigation as a legal career. We welcome all Robson Hall students as members!

President: Daniel Booy
VP: Aaron Kurts
Secretary: Loretta Choi
Treasurer: Sun Im Sunnie Chung

Message us, or “like” our Facebook page, at: https://www.facebook.com/robsonhallcls

Keep an eye out on Facebook for announcements about meetings and guest speakers!

Robson Hall Debating Society

Debating is a critical skill for many new lawyers. It enhances public speaking by developing confidence and improving style. It allows you practice to argue either side of an argument, even when you don’t agree with your position. It helps you creatively think of many critical issues. Participation will give you a cutting edge in your public speaking competitions for class.

The Robson Hall Debating Society is open to all law students attending Robson Hall. We host weekly meetings where students can watch their classmates debate, or give it a try themselves! We give lessons on how to improve debate speeches at the meetings as well.

The RHDS also organizes events and/or tournaments. –
For further information and to stay informed of meeting times, join our Facebook group: Robson Hall Debating Society or e-mail: rhdspresident@gmail.com

CHRR Student Speakers Bureau

The Centre for Human Rights Research Speakers Bureau offers a unique opportunity to connect with students in Grades 7-12 by presenting on topics related to human rights, Aboriginal rights, and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Law students plan a presentation and discussion on the requested topic under the supervision of a faculty member, who assists by clarifying points of law and suggesting pertinent cases. Volunteers typically do one presentation each term. The CHRR Speakers Bureau is a wonderful opportunity to plan presentations, hone your speaking skills, become confident in new knowledge, and connect with young people across the city.

For more information please visit http://chrr.info/studying-human-rights-at-u-of-m/student-speakers-bureau

Community Outreach

The Community Outreach Committee and its membership are part of the Robson Hall – Manitoba Law Students Association group.

The aim of our group is to assist in educating and facilitate opportunities for law students to become involved in a variety of charitable groups and organizations in the community. We are looking to mobilize our time, skill and efforts into making contribution in a number of areas in a way that provides beneficial experience to our student volunteers and makes a positive difference in the lives of others.Community Outreach will be hosting and participating in a series of events and contributing to a variety of causes throughout the 2012-2013 academic year. Opportunities will range from the organized on-campus to liaising with established organizations across Winnipeg to take part in their events.

We would like to encourage interested students to get involved in as much or as little as you’d like! We will be looking to support a range of important initiatives including but not limited to health and cancer research, social services, employment opportunities, mentorship, youth recreation, environmental awareness, animal rights and education.

For more information contact: Stephanie Chan(Chair), communityoutreachMLSA@gmail.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/groups/communityoutreachMLSA

Twitter: @RHCommOutreach

RH Environmental Law Group

The Robson Hall Environmental Law Group seeks to provide Robson Hall law students with information related to the field of Environmental law in Manitoba, Canada, and around the World. We hope to accomplish this by introducing students to opportunities in the field as well as providing educational opportunities that increase student exposure to current issues and the realities of environmental law practice.

 

For more details visit the RHELG website

Also visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/276806709008093/

Social Activities

At Robson Hall there is always an upcoming social event where you can have fun with your classmates and forget about class for just a little while. From barbeques to fundraisers, pub nights and formals, no matter what your style there is something for everyone! Orientation Week is packed with lunchtime and evening events to meet and mingle, including the infamous boat cruise on Friday night! Other favourites include our pub night “Call to the Bar” in November, The Carbolic Smoke Ball, our formal event in February, and the annual Coffeehouse talent show in March, and more. You will see posters advertising events around the school and tickets will usually be on sale in the main hallway. To stay up to date on upcoming events, be sure to “like” Robson Hall Social Committee on Facebook. Don’t miss these any events because they are sure to be the highlight of your time at Robson Hall!

Contact: mlsasocialcommittee@gmail.com for more details

Sports

The University of Manitoba offers a wide range of intramurals to its students, and both male and female students at Robson Hall are proud to take part. The University offers intramurals in basketball, dodgeball, floor hockey, soccer, ultimate frisbee, touch football, ice hockey, and volleyball. Robson Hall fields teams in different sports based on popularity, so come ready in September to play, and hopefully we can enter teams into every sport! Intramurals run during the week and times range anywhere from early afternoon to late evening. All that is needed is a minimum four-month gym membership (which is offered at a very affordable price and includes access to the gym and other services offered by the U of M). Robson Hall is also home to the historic Robson Hall Jets, who participate in the Law League and Cliff Edwards Classic Hockey Tournament.

Intramurals is a great way to meet and interact with fellow Robson Hall students (of all levels) outside the classroom. The intramurals at the U of M are fun and accessible to students of all backgrounds, NO experience is needed! Find the sport you like and give it a try! Intramurals are a convenient way to relax and forget about the stress of first year. So bring your gear and take part in the long tradition at Robson Hall.

For more details contact Sports Commitee Co-Chairs Tyler Derksen (umderkst@myumanitoba.ca) or Kevin Schur (kevinschur@gmail.com)

Robson Hall Bilingual Students Association

The Robson Hall Bilingual Student’s Association is a new student group designed to promote the unique opportunities that are available to English/French bilingual students at Robson Hall. As part of our aim, we will keep our members up-to-date with current events and issues within the Franco-Manitoban legal community. We also aim to keep members informed of any employment or volunteer opportunities available to bilingual students, as well as social and networking events. Find out what French can do for you!