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Robson Crim Enters Third Year with New Journals and New Contributors

As we embark upon the new academic year, Robson Crim is pleased to announce that we are in press for 2 new volumes of the Manitoba Law Journal Criminal Law Edition. With 20 new peer-reviewed and open access articles there will be plenty of exciting topics to read about including developments in the intersection of criminal law and immigration, exclusion of evidence under the Charter, developments in evidence law of sexual assault, pre-trial delay, Indigenous Justice, national security law, Fentanyl policy in BC and much more. The journals will be launched this Fall. Stay tuned for news of a launch event.

Please see our latest call for papers, as we invite submissions relating to criminal law and its cognate fields. We are accepting submissions on a rolling basis until February 1, 2019.

If you are a crim-interested student, academic, practitioner, or other interested party, we are happy to receive your blog posts. We cross link to the CanLII Connects system as well. Remember to contact us if you have something you want to share with the world! We review all blogs, and where necessary can edit them and work with you to get your work into optimal publishable form. Check out some of our blog posts!

Last but not least we welcome our latest collaborators!

Welcome to Professor Sasha Baglay, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Her primary areas of research are immigration and refugee law and policy, but she also explores intersections between immigration and criminal law in the context of inadmissibility, human trafficking, and national security regimes. She received her Master of Law degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Doctor of Jurisprudence from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in Toronto, Ontario. She joined the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in 2006. She specializes in immigration and refugee law and policy. In 2009-2010 she was the President of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies.

Welcome to Lisa Silver! Lisa is a proud Calgarian, lawyer, educator, and avid community volunteer. She holds a B.A. (UWO (Econ), 1984), an LL.B. (Osgoode Hall, 1987), and a LL.M. (Calgary, 2001). She was called to the Bar of Ontario (1989) and the Bar of Alberta (1998). Lisa’s practice area is criminal law and she has appeared before all levels of Court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Lisa is an active writer. She maintains a law blog/podcast at www.ideablawg.ca, which has been recognized as a three-time runner-up in the Law Professor category for the Clawbies – Canadian Law Blog Awards. Recently her blog won a 2017 Clawbie in the Law Professor category. She has published in The Criminal Law Quarterly and has a forthcoming article in the Manitoba Law Review. She is also a regular contributor to the Faculty of Law ABlawg website.

Welcome to Rick Linden. Rick Linden is Professor of Sociology and Research Fellow with the Centre for Defence and Security Studies at the University of Manitoba. Following B.A. and M.A. degrees at the University of Alberta, he completed a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Washington in 1974. He is the author of over 50 published papers and government reports, and is the author or editor of four books including Canada’s best-selling Criminology text. His current research interests include work in the areas of peacekeeping and dispute resolution. ​

Welcome Robson Hall alum, Daphne Gilbert. Daphne Gilbert is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa, and a member of the of the Centre for Health Law, Politics and Ethics. Her main research areas are in women’s equality rights and access to reproductive justice, the implementation of and access to medical aid in dying (MAiD), and sexual violence. She is President of the Board of an international reproductive justice organization, “Women Help Women”, that offers medical abortion drugs and counselling to women around the world (https://womenhelp.org/). She sits on the legal advisory committee for Dying with Dignity Canada and she has appeared as counsel to LEAF on an intervention before the Supreme Court of Canada. Professor Gilbert is a graduate of the University of Manitoba (BA, LLB) and Yale University (LLM), and a former clerk to Antonio Lamer, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.