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Established in 1892, UNB Law has developed a reputation as an outstanding Canadian law school. This reputation is rooted in our determination to treat our students as individuals, and to offer a broad legal education through our core curriculum.

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New legal clinic aims to improve access to justice through experiential education

The fall of 2022 will be historic for UNB Law and the Province of New Brunswick. In late September, the law school will welcome the very first clients to the UNB Legal Clinic—the province’s first full-time poverty law clinic offering legal representation to operate in over 30 years.

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Ukrainian scholar joins UNB Law

UNB Law recently welcomed Ukrainian Practitioner-in-Residence, Marta Hlomb to the law school. Marta worked in the Ukrainian judiciary for ten years as a Judge’s Assistant (Law Clerk), first at the Rivne Circuit Administrative Court, eventually moving to the Supreme Court of Ukraine.

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UNB Law Students secure Clerkships at the Ontario and Federal Court of Appeal

Continuing to punch above its weight, UNB Law, with a 2022 grad class of seventy-nine, secured two of the sixteen clerkships at the Federal Court of Appeal. Patrick Leger (JD ’22) and Katherine Peterson (JD ’22) will clerk for justices David W. Stratas and Wyman W. Webb.

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Jim Lockyer brings trial advocacy expertise to the UNB Law classroom

Trial lawyer, Dean of Law, Attorney General, and even pilot; alumnus Jim Lockyer, ONB, CD, QC (LLB ’75) has worn many hats throughout his extraordinary career. Since 2020, Lockyer has brought his expertise to the UNB Law classroom as a visiting professor, where he has been hard at work preparing students for the rigors of trial practice.

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Chief Justice Richard Wagner discusses diversity of legal traditions at the forty-second Viscount Bennett lecture

On April 7th, The Right Hon. Richard Wagner, Chief Justice of Canada gave the 42nd instalment of the Viscount Bennett Memorial Lecture. This event marked not only the first major event to be held in the law building since 2020, but it also marked the first Viscount Bennett Lecture to feature a sitting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

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The spring/summer issue of Nexus is here!

Read about the new UNB Law Legal Clinic; Ukrainian Practitioner-in-Residence, Marta Holm; Ash Arsenault receiving the Chief Justice Richard Wagner Award; Jim Lockyer’s (LLB ’75) impressive career and work with the law school; our latest clerkship announcements; a conversation with Alumni Award of Distinction winner, Cherrill Edwina Shea (LLB ’72); and much more!

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