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UM Now | School of Legislation

December 15, 2023 — 

For the fourth time in five yrs, a regulation student at Robson Corridor has gained the once-a-year Canadian Bar Association Charities and Not-for-Profit Legislation Section’s college student essay-producing contest. Robert Johnstone is a 3rd-year Juris Medical professional college student whose winning paper was titled “The Secularization of Philanthropy: Analyzing the Likely Revocation of the Roman Catholic Church’s Charitable Status.”

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Robert Johnstone (3L) won the 2023 CBA Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Section’s pupil essay-crafting contest.

Johnstone is element of the L. Kerry Vickar Enterprise Law Clinic and serves as an assistant editor of the Banking and Finance Legislation Overview. Johnstone labored as a summer season legislation student at MLT Aikins LLP. He wrote the profitable essay just after having Professor Michelle Gallant’s class Philanthropy and the Regulation which examines philanthropy and the origins and regulation of charities. The course considers the ethics of providing, tax governance, the authorized this means of ‘charity,’ fund-elevating, terrorism and non-for profits.

“It’s an honor to have my essay selected for this award,” explained Johnstone. “Thank you to my spouse and children and buddies, all of whom have supported me on this academic journey.”

“Dr. Gallant’s course furnished the great chance to draft a piece on a thing that I see as very crucial in the potential in tax and the way it influences the most vulnerable in society,” he said.

Reflecting on the space of regulation, Johnstone stated, “Philanthropy isn’t just about the allocation of sources, but also incorporates inspecting the greatest approach for their shipping. The Catholic Church, and how it impacts Canadian society from a charitable standpoint, provided an appealing circumstance research.”

The CBA’s Charities and Not-for-Revenue Regulation section experienced set up its legislation college student essay contest to endorse and reward curiosity in charity and not-for-gain legislation topics in Canadian law schools and to advertise participation by law learners in the sector.

The award is presented on a yearly basis for the best English or French scholarly paper gained by the submission day on a subject relating to Canadian charity and not-for-profit law, by a total-time law university student.

The deadline for submission each individual 12 months is Might 2 and in addition to a $500 prize, the winning scholar is invited to go to the yearly Charity Legislation Symposium.

Past University of Manitoba winners and inbound links to their respective winning papers are as follows:

 

 

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