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

Note: Subject to change  Rev: October 2015 

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
                                                Sara Faherty, Assistant Dean, Office of the Associate Dean.

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.

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