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THE ADVOCATE V O L . 7 5 P A R T 2 M A R C H 2 0 1 7 265 TRU LAW FACULTY NEWS By Bradford W. Morse* The Faculty of Law at Thompson Rivers University has enjoyed a number of positive developments in recent months. VISITORS TRU Law greatly appreciated the visit of the Honourable Justice Russell Brown of the Supreme Court of Canada on October 17–19, 2016. During this tremendous visit, Justice Brown delivered a major address to our J.D. students entitled “Common Law Reasoning from a Recovering Tortaholic”. He also formally launched volume two of the Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law. This two-part volume entitled “Equity in the 21st Century: Problems and Perspectives” contains 18 articles by leading Canadian and foreign scholars covering 764 pages. Justice Brown noted that “it’s legal scholarship of the very highest caliber” and that “this collection of authors— they are significant thinkers in the field.” Referring to his foreword, he said he is “honoured to have contributed to this journal in my own way.” While with us, Mr. Justice Brown dined informally with students and local judges and participated on another evening in a dinner hosted by the Kamloops Bar Association. We also benef itted greatly from a visit in November 2016 by the Honourable Louis LeBel, who retired from the Supreme Court of Canada in 2014. During his several-day visit he delivered a major address entitled “Where the Rivers Meet: The Confluence of Canada’s Legal Systems”. In that address he discussed the challenges as well as the benefits of possessing both the civil law and the common law legal systems. Other visitors have included former B.C. attorney general Geoff Plant, Q.C., who spoke to the entire first-year class on law making and the legisla- * Bradford Morse is the dean of law at the TRU Faculty of Law.


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