News

Our Business Law Clinic has been interviewed in:

Learning the ropes in COVID times – University of Manitoba pioneers all-virtual business law clinic to help local start-ups

The Canadian Bar Association’s National Magazine’s recent article features our “Made-in-Manitoba” solution and local success story involving the U of M, law students and the totally virtual L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic that is serving to help others in the community on a totally pro bono basis.

National Network of Legal Clinics for the Arts’ webpage

The L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic will be presenting on May 12 at The Forum, a three-day conference for the National Network of Clinics for the Arts held from May 11- May 13. You can register to attend through the National Network of Legal Clinics for the Arts’ webpage.

Virtual University of Manitoba legal clinic seeks to help struggling businesses

The L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic got great coverage in Terry Davidson’s article, Virtual University of Manitoba legal clinic seeks to help struggling businesses in Lawyers Daily. If any good has come out of the pandemic for Manitoba’s Robson Hall law school, it has been the birth of a virtual, student-run legal clinic for struggling small businesses, non-profits and other similar ventures needing pro bono advice.

Information Radio – MB with Marcy Markusa

What do you get when you cross two experts, a law school, and a little pandemic era problem-solving? A Law Clinic at U of M has been giving students hands-on, practical experience since 2014. When the pandemic struck, two professors came out of retirement to make sure that law students got experiential practice and business owners got pro-bono legal advice during the pandemic by bringing the Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic virtual. Aired: March 9, 2021

Canadian Lawyer 02 Mar 2020 by Zena Olijynk

University of Manitoba business law clinic aims to help entrepreneurs, innovators strapped for cash. Online practical course attracted one-third of the law school’s graduating class. Covid-19 pandemic putting a stop to in-class teaching and in-office practice with law firms, students and professors at the University of Manitoba law school knew this year’s version of the L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic was going to be different. What they didn’t bargain on is the popularity of a virtual, online interpretation of the clinic.

University Bulletin, 01 Feb 2021

L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic goes Virtual. At the start of winter term, the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law launched a virtual version of its L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic. This new incarnation of the Faculty’s experiential learning course for third-year law students is now operating entirely online as well as collaborating on initiatives with the Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship at the Asper School of Business and other organizations.