First Year Students: 2015- 2016 Mandatory Course Participation Dates and Pre-arranged Rescheduled Classes

Note: Subject to change  Rev: February 2016

January Ethics Training

Essay Assignment: due Friday, February 19, 2016

We would like your feedback on the January Ethics Training.  Please
complete this Evaluation Form.  You can scan it and return it to, or, if you
prefer, you can bring your completed form to the Records Office.  Either
way, thank you for helping us improve the professionalism training!

Training Session

Friday, January 29, 2016
Victoria College, VC 213 (Vic Chapel)
12:30 – 5:00 pm

12:30 pm                    Welcome                                                                    Dean Edward Iacobucci

12:40-1:10 pm            Introduction and Background to Legal Issues           Professor Douglas Sanderson
                                    Involving Residential Schools                                                                 

1:10-2:00 pm              Indian Residential Schools Agreement and the         Provost Mayo Moran
                                    Role of Lawyers

                                    Required Readings:             LSUC Guidelines for Lawyers

                                                                                 CBA.ADR and the Residential Schools

                                                                                 CBA.Guidance for Lawyers Acting for Survivors of Residential Schools

                                                                                 Civil Action, Redress and Memory

2:00-2:15 pm              Break

2:15-2:45 pm              Duty of Candour and Duty of Loyalty                       Sara Faherty

                                    Rules of Professional Conduct:  1)  chapters uploaded from LSUC website 
                                                                                        2)  Powerpoint presentation

3:00-4:30 pm              Diversity and Inclusion at the Faculty of Law           Tanya De Mello, Equity and Diversity Officer

                                    Required Readings:             Take a Moment to Consider - White Privilege

                                                                                 The Invisible Knapsack White Privilege_McIntosh

Reading Week - all years

No classes or other programming will be scheduled during the following times:

First Term:  November 2 - 6, 2015
Second Term:  February 15 - 19, 2016

Make up and Rescheduled Classes

November 13 - Rescheduled classes from Remembrance Day (Nov. 11 between 10:30 – 12:20)

Nov. 13

Course Name





FY:  Torts A

E. Weinrib

9:30 – 10:45



FY: Property


9:30 – 10:50

EM 001


FY:  Contracts A


11:00 – 12:15



FY:  Criminal A


11:00 – 12:15



FY:  Property A


11:00 – 12:15

NF 008


FY:  Contracts


11:00 – 12:20

EM 001


FY:  Contracts


2:10 - 3:30

EM 001

Introduction to Advocacy; Point-First Writing

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Brennan Hall, room 200,
81 St. Mary Street
6:00 - 8:00 PM

                           Guest:           Hon. Justice John Laskin (*This guest lecture replaces one regularly scheduled Legal                                                   Research & Writing class*)
                          Description:    Students will learn to appreciate the point-first approach, and the differences                                                   and similarities between analytic and advocacy writing.

                           Reading:        John Laskin, “Forget the Windup and Make the Pitch: Some Suggestions for Writing                                                    More Persuasive Factums,” (1999) 18:2 Advocates’ Soc J No. 2, 3-12.

Joint Professional Training 

Friday, September 18, 2015
Brennan Hall, room 200,
81 St. Mary Street
Map of St. Michael's (PDF)
12:30 – 5:00 pm

                        Evaluation     Essay Assignment 2015 (PDF)

                        Readings       Manilla v. Law Society of Upper Canada

                                               In RE Preya.1999

                                               Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters:
                                                       University of Toronto Governing Council (PDF)
                                                       Presentation 2015 (slides)

                                               Joint Professionalism Training - Integrity (slides) 


                        12:30 pm         Welcome
                                                Dean Edward Iacobucci

                        12:40               Regulation of Lawyers in Ontario
                                                Justice Gloria Epstein, Court of Appeal for Ontario
                                                Janet Minor, Treasurer, Law Society of Upper Canada

                        1:15                 Professionalism and Career Development for Law Students
                                                Emily Orchard, Assistant Dean, Professional Legal Education

                        1:45                 Links Between Health & Well-Being and Professionalism & Ethics
                                                Alexis Archbold, Assistant Dean, J.D. Program
                                                Webnesh Haile, articling student at BLG and JustBalance alum 
                                                Joanne Clarfield Schaefer, Director of JSchaefer Coaching.

                        2:45                 Break

                        3:00                 Good Character and Admission to Practice in Ontario: 
                                                Manilla v. Law Society of Upper Canada and In Re Preyra
                                                Barbara J. Murchie, Bennett Jones, Partner, Trademark Agent and
                                                Law Society of Upper Canada Bencher
                                                Dr. Philip Klassen, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health, 
                                                Vice-President of Medical Affairs; and University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry.

                         4:30                Academic Misconduct at the University of Toronto