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:
1964-2002

Quantity:
3.3 m of textual material

Identification:
UA 43, PC 139, TC 87, MC 18 (A13-115)

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.13-115) is divided into 1 series and 17 sub-series. They include correspondence, reports, memoranda, notes, research, publications, policies, meeting minutes, manuals, guidelines, by-laws, statistics, promotional pamphlets, syllabi, curricula and discussion papers . The photograph collection includes 4 negatives.

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Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged into 1 series.

  • 1. Committees

The Committees series is divided into 17 sub-series:

  • 1. Canadian Legal History Project Committee
  • 2. Manitoba Law Journal Committee
  • 3. Library Committee
  • 4. Special Law Committee: Computers in Law School
  • 5. Clinical Education Committee
  • 6. Legal Aid Committee
  • 7. Admissions Committee
  • 8. Admissions: Half-Time Programme Committee
  • 9. Admissions Committee - Related files
  • 10. Fundraising Committee and Alumni Committees
  • 11. Various Special Law Committees
  • 12. Curriculum Committee
  • 13. Distinguished Visitors Committee
  • 14. Education Equity Committee
  • 15. Graduate Studies Committee
  • 16. Examination and Prizes Committee
  • 17. General Committee Information

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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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Faculty of Law - Dean's Office - Committee Files
Canadian Legal History Project Committee 1989-2002
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11 Canadian Legal History: Project Descriptions n.d.

Restricted Material Included

2 Archives of Legal History: Library 1989-1990
3 Candian Legal History: Course (Outlines, Descriptions) 1989-1990
4 Canadian Legal History: Miscellaneous Correspondence 1989-1991

Restricted Material Included

5 Canadian Legal History: Correspondence - Dale Gibson 1989-1991

Restricted Material Included.

6 Canadian Legal History: Grant Applications and Awards 1989-1994

Restricted Material Included

7 "Glimpses of Canadian Legal History" Symposium: March 16, 1990 1990

Restricted Material Included

8 Canadian Legal History: Symposium: March 16, 1990 1990
9 Canadian Legal History: Budget/Logistics/Arrangements 1990-1991
10 Canadian Legal History: Archives 1990-1991
11 Tenure, Promotion and Hiring: Canadian Legal History Project 1991

Restricted Material Included

12 Canadian Legal History: Women, Law and Prairie History 1991
13 Canadian Legal History: Steering Committee 1990-1991
14 Canadian Legal History Project: Miscellaneous 1991-1992
15 Canadian Legal History Project: Correspondence 1991-1992
16 Canadian Legal History: Publications 1991-1993
17 Canadian Legal History Project: Notes, Memoranda, Correspondence 1992-1993
18 Canadian Legal History Project: Director 1993
BoxFolder
21 Canadian Legal History: Project Committee 1993-1994
2 Canadian Legal History Project Committee: Correspondence 1994-1996
3 Canadian Legal History Project Committee: Correspondence 1996-1997
4 Canadian Legal History Project: Canadian Legal History Conference 1997
5 Canadian Legal History Project: Memoranda and Correspondence 1997-1998
6 Canadian Legal History Project: Meeting Minutes and Correspondence 1998-1999
7 Canadian Legal History Project: Meeting Minutes, Memoranda, and Correspondence 1999-2000
8 Canadian Legal History Project: Notes and Correspondence 2000-2001
9 Canadian Legal History Project: Notes and Correspondence 2001-2002
Manitoba Law Journal Committee 1966-2002
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210 Manitoba Law Journal: Memoranda and Correspondence 1966-1989
11 Manitoba Law Journal: Memoranda and Correspondence 1967-1982
12 Manitoba Law Journal: Memoranda and Correspondence 1989-1990
13 Manitoba Law Journal: Memoranda and Correspondence 1990-1993
14 Manitoba Law Journal: Memoranda, Reports and Correspondence 1993-1999
15 Manitoba Law Journal: Correspondence 1999-2001
16 Manitoba Law Journal: Memoranda 2001-2002
Library Committee 1967-1999
BoxFolder
217 Library Committee: Correspondence and Reports 1967-1975
18 Library Committee: Correspondence and Reports 1977-1986
BoxFolder
31 Library Committee: Special File 'A' Acquisitions 1986-1987
2 Library Committee: Law Library No. 3: Correspondence 1987-1989
3 Library Committee: Law Library No. 2: Correspondence 1987-1989
4 Library Committee: Correspondence 1989-1990
5 Library Committee: Correspondence, Policies and Reports 1990-1991
6 Library Committee: Correspondence, Policies and Reports 1991-1992
7 Library Committee: Correspondence and Meeting Minutes 1992-1993
8 Library Committee: Correspondence, Memoranda and Meeting Minutes 1993-1994
9 Library Committee: Correspondence, Memoranda, Reports and Meeting Minutes 1994-1995
10 Library Committee: Correspondence and Memoranda 1995-1996

Restricted Material Included.

11 Library Committee: Correspondence and Memoranda 1996-1997
12 Library Committee: Correspondence and Notes 1998-1999
Special Law Committee: Computers in Law School 1984-1999
BoxFolder
313 Computers in Law School: Special Study - Research and Correspondence 1984-1986
BoxFolder
41 Computers in Law School: Correspondence and Resesarch 1986-1989
2 Computers in Law School: Computer Lab: Correspondence and Resesarch 1991-1992
3 Computers in Law School: Computer Lab Committee: Correspondence and Memoranda 1993-1996
4 Computers in Law School: Computers: Correspondence 1997-1998

Restricted Material Included.

5 Computers in Law School: Correspondence, Memoranda and Planning Notes 1998-1999
Clinical Education Committee 1973-2002
BoxFolder
46 Clinical Education: Memoranda and Correspondence 1973-1986

Restricted Material Included.

7 Clinical Education: Reports and Correspondence 1991-1995
8 Clinical Education: Correspondence 2001-2002
Legal Aid Committee 1976-1989
BoxFolder
49 Legal Aid Service: Manual, Reports and Correpondence 1976-1978
10 Legal Aid Service: Manual, Research and Correspondence 1982-1989
11 Student Practice Reivew: Correspondence 1984-1985
12 Legal Aid Service: Report and Correspondence 1989
Admissions Committee 1967-2002
BoxFolder
413 Admissions: Meeting Minutes 1967-1977
14 Admissions: Annual Reports 1971-1990
15 Admissions: Correspondence and Meeting Minutes 1977-1982
16 Admissions: Report of the Sub-Committee of the Admissions Committee on the Special Consideration Category of Applicants to the Faculty and the Half-time Program of the Faculty 1981
17 Admissions: Memoranda and Correspondence 1982-1986
18 Admissions: Correspondence and Research 1984-1985
BoxFolder
51 Admissions: Class Statistics 1985-2004
2 Admissions: Faculty of Law Admissions Information Booklets 1985-1987
3 Admissions: Meeting Minutes and Correspondence 1987-1998
4 Admissions: Meeting Minutes, Reports, Statistics and Correspondence 1989-1990
5 Admissions: Statistics and Correspondence 1990-1991
6 Admissions: Admissions Reports to Faculty Council 1990-2005
7 Admissions: Policy Documents, Correspondence and Research 1991-1992
8 Admissions: Policy Documents, Correspondence, Statistics and Research 1992-1993
9 Admissions: Policy Documents, Correspondence, Statistics and Research 1993-1994
10 Admissions: Correspondence and Memoranda 1994-1995
11 Admissions: Correspondence 1995-1996
12 Admissions: Correspondence and Statistics 1996-1997
13 Admissions: Correspondence and Meeting Minutes 1998-1999
14 Admissions: Correspondence and Statistics 1999-2000
15 Admissions: Committee Reports to Faculty Council and Correspondence 2000-2001
16 Admissions: Committee Reports to Faculty Council, Statistics and Correspondence 2001-2002
Admissions: Half-Time Programme Committee 1974-2002
BoxFolder
61 Half-Time Programme: Correspondence and Reports 1974-1990
2 Half-Time & Special Consideration Student Programmes: Correspondence and Memoranda 1982-1983
3 Half-Time & Special Consideration Student Programmes: Reports and Correspondence 1984-1985
4 Half-Time & Special Consideration Student Programmes: Memoranda 1989-1990
5 Half-Time Programme: Correspondence 1989-1995

Restricted Material Included.

6 Half-Time Programme Policy: Correspondence 1999-2002
Admissions Committee-Related Files 1973-2000
BoxFolder
76 Law Faculty Statistics 1973-1991
BoxFolder
68 Admissions: Prior Convictions Research 1985

Restricted Material Included.

9 Law School Admission Council #4: Correspondence and Research 1991-1995
10 Admissions Working Sub-Committee: Correspondence and Memoranda 1996-2000
11 Admissions Policy Committee (Early Offers) 1996-2000

Restricted Material Included.

Fundraising Committee and Alumni Committees (External Relations) 1976-2002
BoxFolder
612 Fundraising Committee: Correspondence and Address Lists 1994-1995

Restricted Material Included.

13 Fundraising Committee: Donations 1995-1999
14 Fundraising Committee: Memoranda, Correspondence and List of Award Winners 1996-1997
15 Fundraising Committee: Notes, Memoranda, Research 1997-1998
16 Fundraising Committee: Donations: McCaffrey - Correspondence 1998-1999

Restricted Material Included.

17 Fundraising Committee: General Correspondence and Recruiting Pamphlets 1998-1999
18 Fundraising Committee: Public Relations - Correspondence and News Releases 1999-2000
19 Fundraising Committee: Donations - Correspondence and Memoranda 1999-2000

Restricted Material Included.

20 Fundraising Committee: Meeting Minutes and Correspondence 2000-2001
21 Fundraising Committee: Donations Statistics and Correspondence 2000-2001

Restricted Material Included.

22 Fundraising Committee: Marketing Plan and Correspondence 2001-2002
23 Fundraising Committee: Memoranda and Correspondence 2001-2002

Restricted Material Included.

24 Fundraising Committee: Communications (Print and Website) 1991-2002
25 Fundraising Committee: Reports and Correspondence 2001-2002
BoxFolder
71 Outreach and Centennial: Correspondence 1976-1988
2 75th Anniversary Committee: Notes and Correspondence 1988-1989
3 Class Reunions: Notes, Correspondence and Alumni Lists 1989

Restricted Material Included.

4 75th Anniversary: Notes and Correspondence1989-1990 1989-1990
5 Friends of the Law School: Research and Correspondence 1990-1991
6 Fundraising: Corporate: Correspondence 1990-1991

Restricted Material Included.

Various Special Law Committees 1968-1994
BoxFolder
77 Natural Resource Institute: Correspondence 1968-1976
8 Legal Research and Writing Group: Correspondence, Notes and Research 1968-1985
9 50/50 Student Representation in Faculty of Law 1971-1972
10 Educationsl Opportunities for Native People (Legal): Correspondence and Notes 1973-1976
11 Continuing Education: Faculty of Law: Correspondence 1975
12 Native Students: Academic Assistance and Advice: Statistics, Reports and Correspondence 1984-1985
13 Review on Research Goals, Strategy and Means: Memoranda and Correspondence 1984-1985
14 Research - Coordination and Special Projects: Correspondence 1984
15 Alumni, Public and Professional Relations and Private Fundraising Survey/Planning - Master file 1984-1987
16 Alumni, Public and Professional Relations - General Fundraising (Sub-group): Survey, Notes, Correspondence, Meeting Minutes 1984-1987
17 Day Care Committee - Closed: Correspondence and Memoranda 1984-1990
18 Future Space Needs - Memoranda 1984
19 Scholarly Support Funds Study Group - Reports, Correspondence and Research 1985-1986
20 Orientation Review - Closed - Draft Reports 1994
BoxFolder
81 Faculty Amenities and Activities: Correspondence 1984
2 Academic Calendar and Timetable Advisory Group: Correspondence and Memoranda 1984-1992
3 Board of Governors Parking Jurisdiction Research 1985
Curriculum Committee 1964-2002
BoxFolder
84 Law Faculty Curriculum Committee: Correspondence 1964-1974
5 Curriculum Committee: Correspondence 1974-1997
6 Curriculum Review: Correspondence and Reports 1977-1979
7 Curriculum Review: Correspondence and Reports 1980-1981
8 Curriculum Review: Memoranda, Meeting Minutes, Correspondence and Reports 1982-1983
9 Curriculum Review - Curriculum Development - Canadian Legal History, Comp. Law & Consumer Protection: Correspondence 1983
10 Curriculum Review & Implementation: Correspondence, Memoranda, Notes 1984-1985
11 Associate Dean's Curriculum Committee file: Memoranda, Correspondence and Meeting Minutes 1984-1988
12 Curriculum Development Committees: Memoranda, Correspondence and Meeting Minutes 1984-1987

Restricted Material Included

13 Curriculum Review & Implementation: Course Syllabus and Correspondence 1985
14 Curriculum Committee & Implementation: Meeting Minutes, Correspondence, Notes 1989
15 Curriculum Committee & Implementation: Meeting Minutes, Correspondence and Agendas 1989-1991
16 Curriculum: Meeting Minutes, Correspondence and Draft Reports 1990-1991
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91 Curriculum: Reports and Correspondence 1991-1992
2 Curriculum: Report, Correspondence and Research 1992-1993
3 Curriculum Review: Report 1992
4 Curriculum Committee: Reports, Memoranda and Correspondence 1993-1994
5 Curriculum Committee: Research, Reports, Correspondence 1994-1995
6 Curriculum Committee: Reports and Correspondence 1995-1996
7 Curriculum Committee: Correspondence, Curriculum Information, Memoranda 1996-1997
8 Curriculum Committee: Discussion Paper 1998-1999
9 Curriculum Committee: Reports and Correspondence 1999-2000
10 Curriculum Committee: Memoranda, Correspondence and Reports 2000-2001
11 Curriculum Committee: Meeting Minutes 2001-2002
Distinguished Visitors Committee 1968-2002
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912 Visiting Speakers and Lecturers: Correspondence 1968-1973
13 Visiting Professors: Correspondence 1974-1975
14 Visiting Professors: Correspondence 1975-1978
15 Distinguished Visitors, Special Speakers and Faculty Seminars: Correspondence, Meeting Minutes and Memoranda 1984-1987
16 Distinguished Visitors Committee: Correspondence, Memoranda, Program Itineraries 1987-1988
17 Distinguished Visitors, Special Speakers and Faculty Seminars: Memoranda and Correspondence 1989-1990
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101 Distinguished Visitors: Meeting Minutes, Correspondence and Events Calendars 1991-1992
2 Distinguished Visitors - Closed - Itineraries 1994
3 Distinguished Visitors - Closed - Itineraries 1993-1994
4 Distinguished Visitors: Correspondence and Memoranda 1993-1996

Restricted Material Included

5 Distinguished Visitors: Meeting Minutes, List of Past Speakers and Correspondence 1996-1997
6 Distinguished Visitors: Correspondence and Memoranda 1997-1998
7 Distinguished Visitors: Correspondence 1998-1999
8 Distinguished Visitors: Research and Correspondence 1999-2000
9 Distinguished Visitors: Memoranda and Correspondence 2000-2001
10 Distinguished Visitors: Meeting Minutes, Correspondence, Event Planning Records 2001-2002
Education Equity Committee 1990-1996
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1011 Gender and Diversity: Correspondence, Guidelines and Notes 1990-1991

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12 Education Equity: Correspondence and Reports 1991-1994
13 Education Equity: (Documents Only): Correspondence and Reports 1992-1993
14 Education Equity Committee: Correspondence and Notes 1993-1994
15 Education Equity Committee: Correspondence, Reports and Notes 1994-1995
16 Education Equity Committee: Meeting Minutes, By-Laws and Correspondence 1995-1996
Graduate Studies Committee 1993-1997
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1017 Graduate Studies Committee: Correspondence, Notes and Research 1993-1994
18 Graduate Studies Committee: Correspondence 1994-1995

Restricted Material Included

19 Graduate Studies Committee: Funding Records and Correspondence 1995-1996
20 Graduate Studies Committee: Correspondence and Reports 1996-1997
Examination and Prizes Committee 1993-1996
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111 Examination and Prizes: Correspondence and Student Lists 1993-1994

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2 Examination and Prizes: Correspondence and Student Lists 1994-1995

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3 Examination and Prizes: Correspondence and Student Lists 1995-1996

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General Committee Information 1977-1995
BoxFolder
114 Faculty Committees and Constitutions Thereof 1977-1985
5 Faculty of Law Organizational Planning Records (Part One) 1985-1993
6 Faculty of Law Organizational Planning Records (Part One) 1988-1995
7 Faculty Committees Formation Records 1986-1987
8 Faculty Committees Appointments 1988-1989
9 General Committee Membership 1989-1990
10 General Committee Membership 1990-1991

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