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:
1966-2002

Quantity:
.6 m of textual material

Identification:
UA 43, PC 139, TC 87, MC 18 (A13-117)

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.13-117) is divided into four series. It includes annual reports, academic reviews and related reports, enrollment statistics, and correspondence.

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Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged into four series.

  • 1. Annual Reports
  • 2. Academic Reviews and Related Reports
  • 3. Enrollment Statistics
  • 4. Correspondence

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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

[ 1966-1977 ]
BoxFolder
11 Annual Reports sent to H.H. Saunderson 1966-1977

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2. Academic Reviews and Related Reports 1981-1999
BoxFolder
12 Dean's Office - Activity Report (Dean's Annual) 1991-1994
3 Dean's Office - Activity Report (Dean's Annual) 1995-1999
4 Dean of Law's Reports to the President for 1985 and 1987 1985,1987
5 Assessment and Self-Study (Academic Review) - Faculty of Law 1984-1987
6 Assessment and Self-Study (Academic Review) - Faculty of Law #2 1981-1990
7 Faculty of Law Academic Review, Related Surveys and Reports 1986-1988
8 Faculty of Law - Academic Program Review Report (Draft) 1987
9 Academic Review of the Faculty of Law (Final Phase) 1990-1991
10 Faculty of Law Academic Review: Related Memoranda and Survey Information 1984-1986
11 Faculty of Law Academic Review Reports, Correspondence and Guidelines 1987-1991
12 Faculty of Law - Multi-Year Plan 1995-1996
13 Faculty of Law/Continuing Education Reports 1981-1987
BoxFolder
2 Publications
  • University of Manitoba Plan '88: Planning Strategies and Estimates, May 1987
  • Dalhousie Law School Academic Plan, 1988

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3. Enrollment Statistics 1996-1997
BoxFolder
21 Faculty of Law Statistics 1996-1997

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4. Correspondnece 1994-2002
BoxFolder
22 Dean's Office - Memoranda, Notices, Circulations to Students 1994-1999
3 Dean's Office - General Memoranda, Etc. to Faculty and Staff 1994-1997
4 Correspondence with Roland Penner 1994-1995
5 Dean's Office - Correspondence - Administration 1997-1998
6 Dean's Office - Correspondence with Central Administration 1994-1997
7 Dean's Office - Correspondence - Administration 1998-1999
8 Dean's Office - Correspondence - Administration 1999-2000
9 Dean's Office - Correspondence - Outside Office 1996-1997
10 Dean's Office - Correspondence - Outside Office 1997-1998
11 Dean's Office - Correspondence - Outside Office 1998-1999
12 Dean's Office - Correspondence - Outside Office 1999-2000
13 Dean's Office -Correspondence - Outside Office 2000-2002
14 Dean's Office - Correspondence - Students 2000-2002
15 Dean's Office - Correspondence - Faculty and Staff 1997-1999
16 Dean's Office - Correspondence - Faculty and Staff 1999-2000
17 Dean's Office - Correspondence - Faculty and Staff 2000-2002
18 Dean's Office - Correspondence - Miscellaneous 1999-2000
19 Dean's Office - Correspondence - Miscellaneous 2000-2002
20 Dean's Office - Correspondence - Outside Office 2002-2004
21 Faculty of Law Dean's Office Files: Law Committees and Miscellaneous 1997
22 Recently Closed Dean's Miscellaneous Files n.d.

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