UM At the moment | College of Legislation

UM At the moment | College of Legislation

March 30, 2023 — 

Edwin Arthur Braid, Q.C. (1934 – 2020), or ‘Artwork’, the much-loved former Dean and Professor at Robson Corridor, the College of Manitoba’s College of Legislation, had many passions. He was well-known for his kindness, his dedication to mental discourse, and his precision and readability as a trainer, amongst different issues. Along with the multitude of optimistic attributes related to him, Artwork Braid was identified for his affinity for enterprise legislation.

The Enterprise Legislation Group (“BLG”), a scholar group centered on company/industrial legislation at Robson Corridor, had lengthy been exploring the concept of providing a sensible studying alternative for college students concerned about a transactional observe. The celebs aligned when the BLG realized about beneficiant funding made out there for a non-public legislation competitors by way of the Professor E. Arthur Braid Q.C. Fund.

The inaugural Artwork Braid Enterprise Legislation Case Competitors befell on Friday, March 17, 2023. The competitors was hosted at Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP’s downtown workplaces in True North Sq.. This yr’s case centered on elevating funds for an early-stage, non-public Manitoba know-how firm.

UM At the moment | College of Legislation

The three competitors winners within the first picture are (left to proper): Kirsten Nynych (1L), Alli Knox (1L), and Zeynep Fattah (1L).

The case competitors was a superb alternative to introduce college students to the method of authorized reasoning, one thing of specific significance to Artwork. Groups, made up of 2-4 college students, had been supplied with a number of recommendations for elevating funds, corresponding to issuing new shares, debt financing, property sale, enterprise capital, and crowdfunding. College students had been required to evaluation the case directions, analyse every suggestion, and supply a suggestion based mostly on their authorized evaluation, as in the event that they had been counsel for the corporate. College students introduced their suggestion to judges, comprised of legal professionals from the Manitoba Bar, appearing as a “Board of Administrators.”

On the conclusion of the case competitors shows, about 50 legislation college students, legal professionals, and articling college students gathered in TDS’ Northern Lights Lounge for refreshments, remarks, and the announcement of the successful staff.

Everybody in attendance was lucky to listen to remarks from John Stefaniuk, Okay.C., a accomplice at TDS, who spoke in a profound and eloquent method about Artwork: who he was, how he lived his life, and what he meant to the Manitoba authorized group. This was a superb alternative for college students, most of whom had been of their first-year at Robson Corridor, to study extra about Artwork’s legacy. John shared a few of Artwork’s passionate quotes, accounts of the real curiosity Artwork took in every scholar he encountered, and the ensuing fondness that those that knew him skilled.

The competitors’s judges made specific be aware that the extent of experience and presentation potential among the many scholar opponents was demonstrably excessive. Congratulations to the winners of the inaugural Artwork Braid Enterprise Legislation Case Competitors: Alli Knox (1L), Zeynep Fattah (1L), and Kirsten Nynych (1L). Runners-up included: Ashveer Sohi (1L), Jaspreet Brar (1L), Eric Moon (1L), and Daniel Rosenthal (1L).

Scholar suggestions from the occasion has been optimistic, and the BLG is worked up by the chance to proceed growing this occasion within the years to return. Along with the funding offered for a non-public legislation competitors by the Professor E. Arthur Braid Q.C. Fund, Thomson Reuters, the occasion’s presenting sponsor, generously assisted with vital funding contributions.

John Stefaniuk, K.C., a partner at TDS

John Stefaniuk, Okay.C.

The BLG wish to lengthen its honest appreciation to the household and mates of Artwork Braid and people who proceed to help his legacy by way of donations in his title, to Thomson Reuters, presenting sponsor, for its beneficiant funding, to TDS for being a superb host, to John Stefaniuk, Okay.C. for his considerate remarks, to Dean Jochelson and the College of Legislation for his or her help, to our judges: Don MacDonald, Kyle Mirecki, Amy Gelhorn, Katie Leung, and Paolo Aquila for the time they took to make this competitors a risk, to the whole BLG Government staff, particularly Rebecca Penner (2L), Occasion Coordinator, who devoted vital effort to creating this occasion a risk, and to all the scholars who competed and introduced this competitors to life. With out these people and organisations, the Artwork Braid Enterprise Legislation Case Competitors would nonetheless solely be an concept.

Traditionally, the BLG has organized occasions the place legal professionals, articling college students, and instructors have been invited to talk on topics corresponding to mergers and acquisitions, chapter and insolvency, Indigenous enterprise, actual property, in-house observe, and extra. It’s the BLG’s objective to facilitate schooling {and professional} improvement alternatives for the Robson Corridor scholar group on issues associated to company/industrial legislation.