Faculty of Law:

An Inventory of its records at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Jeanette Mockford
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library
(February 2014)

Finding aid encoded by Jeanette Mockford (February 2014)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library

Title:
Faculty of Law

Dates:
1908-2011

Quantity:
.9 m of textual material

Identification:
UA 43, PC 139, TC 87, MC 18 (A13-114)

English

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Administrative History of the Faculty of Law

The University of Manitoba first became involved in legal education in 1885 when it established a three-year course of studies leading to the LL.B. degree. This course did not include instruction, it simply prescribed a reading program with three annual examinations, which articled law students couId follow concurrently with the course prescribed by the Law Society. In the years 1911-1912, the Law Society was prompted by the Law Students Association to provide a short series of lectures. In 1913, H.A. Robson, then Manitoba's Public Utilities Commissioner and a former judge of the Court of King's Bench, organized a considerably improved course of lectures and began to lay the plans for the establishment in the following year of a permanent law school modeled after the Osgoode Hall Law School of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

The Manitoba Law School was jointly sponsored by The University of Manitoba and the Law Society of Manitoba. Both bodies took part in the planning from the beginning. In the summer of 1914, they entered into an agreement, subsequently endorsed by legislation, which provided for the creation of the School, offering a three-year course consisting of lectures and apprenticeship leading to both an LL.B. degree and a call to the Bar and admission to practice. Expenses of the School were shared equally by the two parent bodies, and its operations were supervised by a jointly appointed Board of Trustees. This arrangement between The University of Manitoba and the Law Society of Manitoba continued until 1966 when the Law School became the Faculty of Law of the University of Manitoba.

The Faculty of Law presently offers programs of study leading to two degrees, the LL.B. and the LL.M. The latter degree program was brought into existence in 1949 by the Manitoba Law School. It was substantially revamped by the Faculty of Law in 1968.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The first accrual (A.13-114) is divided into 2 series. It includes Honor Lists, Calendars and files regarding various Moot Court Competitions.

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Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged into two series.

  • 1. University of Manitoba Calendars and Honor Lists
  • 2. Moot Court Competition files

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Restrictions on Access

File folders with restricted items are marked.

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Restrictions on Use

File folders with restricted items are marked.

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Custodial History

The A13-104, A13-105, A13-106, A13-114, A13-115, A13-116, A13-117, A13-118 accruals were donated by the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law in 2013.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

[ 1908-2011 ]
BoxFolder
1 University of Manitoba Class and Honor Lists 1908
Curricula of the Manitoba Law School June 1915, 1917, 1919-1922
University of Manitoba Law Calendars 1916-1920, 1922-1972
University of Manitoba General Calendars 1972-1981
BoxFolder
2 University of Manitoba General Calendars 1981-2003
BoxFolder
3 University of Manitoba General Calendars 2004-2011

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2. Moot Court Competition files 1982-1995
BoxFolder
31 Professor Dilts correspondence re: Solomon Greenberg Moot Court Competition 1982-1988
2 Sponsorship for First Year Law Students 1988
3 Advocacy Course: Trial Moots Material for Judges 1988
4 Introduction to Advocacy Pre-Trial Conferences 1988
5 Solomon Greenberg Moot Court Competition Finalists 1989
6 Gale Cup Run-Off Competition Administrative Records 1989
7 Moot Court Trial Administrative Records 1989
8 Gale Cup Travel Arrangements 1990
9 Solomon Greenberg Moot Court Appeals Adminstrative Records 1990
10 Solomon Greenberg Moot Court Competition Finalists 1990
11 Solomon Greenberg Moot Court Competition Administrative Reocrds 1990
12 Western Canada Moot Court Competition Administrative Records 1990
13 Solomon Greenberg Moot Court Competition Administrative Records 1990
14 Gale Cup Moot Competition Results 1991
15 Solomon Greenberg Moot Court Competition Administrative Records 1991
16 Moot Court Trial Administrative Records 1991
17 Western Canada Moot Court Competition Administrative Records 1991
18 Western Canada Moot Court Competition Administrative Records 1992
19 Solomon Greenberg Moot Court Competition Administrative Records 1992
20 Moot Court Appeal Trial Administrative Records 1992
21 Solomon Greenberg Moot Court Competition Selection Records 1992
  • Restricted Material Included
22 Gale Cup Administrative and Advertising Records 1992
23 Solomon Greenberg Moot Court Competition Selection Records 1992
  • Restricted Material Included
24 Moot Court Appeals Administrative Records 1993
25 Gale Cup Administrative and Advertising Records 1993
26 Western Canada Moot Court Competition Travel Arrangements 1993
27 Solomon Greenberg Moot Court Finalists and Advocacy Course Administrative Records 1994
  • Restricted Material Included
28 Western Canada Moot Court Competition Administrative Records 1995
29 Advocacy Arrangements for Courtroom Bookings 1991
30 Advocacy (Linda's Notes) 1992
31 Advocacy Arrangements for Law Courts 1993
32 Advocacy Workshops 1993

Restricted Material Included

33 Advocacy with Moot Court Trial Arrangements 1993

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