UM Today | Faculty of Law

UM Today | Faculty of Law

March 30, 2023 — 

Edwin Arthur Braid, Q.C. (1934 – 2020), or ‘Art’, the significantly-cherished previous Dean and Professor at Robson Hall, the College of Manitoba’s School of Legislation, had numerous passions. He was very well regarded for his kindness, his dedication to mental discourse, and his precision and clarity as a teacher, among other points. In addition to the multitude of beneficial attributes affiliated with him, Art Braid was recognised for his affinity for small business law.

The Enterprise Regulation Group (“BLG”), a scholar team centered on company/commercial law at Robson Hall, experienced long been checking out the concept of featuring a functional mastering opportunity for learners fascinated in a transactional exercise. The stars aligned when the BLG acquired about generous funding made available for a private law competitiveness as a result of the Professor E. Arthur Braid Q.C. Fund.

The inaugural Art Braid Business Legislation Circumstance Competitors took position on Friday, March 17, 2023. The level of competition was hosted at Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP’s downtown places of work in Accurate North Sq.. This year’s situation centered on raising money for an early-stage, private Manitoba engineering corporation.

The three competition winners in the first photo are (left to right): Kirsten Nynych (1L), Alli Knox (1L), and Zeynep Fattah (1L).

The three opposition winners in the to start with photo are (remaining to right): Kirsten Nynych (1L), Alli Knox (1L), and Zeynep Fattah (1L).

The scenario opposition was an excellent chance to introduce pupils to the procedure of authorized reasoning, some thing of particular worth to Art. Teams, made up of 2-4 students, have been presented with many recommendations for elevating money, these as issuing new shares, personal debt funding, home sale, enterprise money, and crowdfunding. Pupils were being needed to evaluation the circumstance guidelines, analyse just about every suggestion, and present a advice primarily based on their legal investigation, as if they were being counsel for the firm. College students introduced their recommendation to judges, comprised of legal professionals from the Manitoba Bar, performing as a “Board of Directors.”

At the summary of the situation level of competition presentations, about 50 law students, attorneys, and articling learners gathered in TDS’ Northern Lights Lounge for refreshments, remarks, and the announcement of the successful crew.

Absolutely everyone in attendance was privileged to hear remarks from John Stefaniuk, K.C., a husband or wife at TDS, who spoke in a profound and eloquent fashion about Artwork: who he was, how he lived his lifetime, and what he intended to the Manitoba authorized community. This was an superb option for learners, most of whom had been in their very first-12 months at Robson Hall, to discover much more about Art’s legacy. John shared some of Art’s passionate quotations, accounts of the genuine curiosity Art took in every and every single student he encountered, and the resulting fondness that all those who knew him skilled.

The competition’s judges produced particular note that the degree of know-how and presentation potential between the student opponents was demonstrably substantial. Congratulations to the winners of the inaugural Art Braid Company Regulation Case Competitiveness: Alli Knox (1L), Zeynep Fattah (1L), and Kirsten Nynych (1L). Runners-up integrated: Ashveer Sohi (1L), Jaspreet Brar (1L), Eric Moon (1L), and Daniel Rosenthal (1L).

Pupil feed-back from the occasion has been good, and the BLG is fired up by the possibility to proceed creating this party in the a long time to come. In addition to the funding presented for a private regulation level of competition by the Professor E. Arthur Braid Q.C. Fund, Thomson Reuters, the event’s presenting sponsor, generously assisted with considerable funding contributions.

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

John Stefaniuk, K.C.

The BLG would like to lengthen its sincere appreciation to the relatives and buddies of Art Braid and those people who continue on to guidance his legacy by donations in his identify, to Thomson Reuters, presenting sponsor, for its generous funding, to TDS for getting an fantastic host, to John Stefaniuk, K.C. for his thoughtful remarks, to Dean Jochelson and the Faculty of Regulation for their support, to our judges: Don MacDonald, Kyle Mirecki, Amy Gelhorn, Katie Leung, and Paolo Aquila for the time they took to make this competitors a chance, to the entire BLG Government crew, particularly Rebecca Penner (2L), Occasion Coordinator, who committed major exertion to making this event a risk, and to all the pupils who competed and brought this competitiveness to life. Without these folks and organisations, the Art Braid Organization Legislation Scenario Competitiveness would continue to only be an concept.

Traditionally, the BLG has organized activities where lawyers, articling students, and instructors have been invited to speak on subjects such as mergers and acquisitions, individual bankruptcy and insolvency, Indigenous organization, true estate, in-property exercise, and much more. It is the BLG’s aim to aid training and specialist progress options for the Robson Corridor scholar group on issues related to company/industrial legislation.