The Marcel A. Desautels Centre for Private Enterprise and the Law is committed to developing a multifaceted and clinical approach to understanding private businesses. By fostering clinical work for law students, financial assistance for conference attendance for business law students, and research in private enterprise and the law by legal and business scholars, the Centre facilitates and supports the intellectual and academic infrastructure necessary to support private enterprise and family owned businesses in Manitoba.

Supporting and building the community are foundational to the Centre’s mandate. New initiatives are consistently underway to facilitate knowledge sharing and foster collaboration among stakeholders. Such endeavours collectively contribute to a vibrant and inclusive ecosystem that benefits all involved.

The Business Advisory Committee of the Faculty of Law oversees the activities and operations of the Marcel A. Desautels Centre for Private Enterprise and the Law and provide careful scrutiny to ensure spending aligns with budget and the mandate of the Centre. The Advisory Committee is Chaired by the Director of Program Development of the Faculty of Law and consists of faculty members from the Faculty of Law at Robson Hall at the University of Manitoba.

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