Article in student-run 'Law Review' cited in Quebec Superior Court

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

An article written by alumnus Eric Monkman, JD/MA 2013, in the last issue of the Law Review was recently cited by the Quebec Superior Court.

A New Approach to the Consideration of Collateral Consequences in Criminal Sentencing, (2014) 72 U.T. Fac. L. Rev. 38) was published in Vol. 72:2. Alumna Adrienne Ho, JD 2014, and 3L Ljiljana Stanić were the editors-in-chief. Prof. Simon Stern was the faculty advisor.

See footnote nine in Reyes c R, 2014 QCCS 4434:

Profs. Trebilcock and Iacobucci examine CRTC’s mandatory pick-and-pay proposal

Friday, September 26, 2014

Profs. Michael Trebilcock and Edward Iacobucci, with lawyer Lawson Hunter, have written a commentary in the Financial Post arguing against the CRTC's proposal to require TV providers to provide "pick and pay" channel selection options for consumers ("CRTC’s mandatory pick-and-pay proposal deeply misguided," September 25, 2014). The article is based on a report prepared by the authors for the C.D.

Food security about entitlement, not availability, says scholar Anne Orford, Katherine Baker Memorial lecturer

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
portrait of Melcourne Law School professor Anne Orford

By Peter Boisseau

The wave of protests called the “Arab Spring” were as much about bread as freedom, says Melbourne Law School Professor Anne Orford, and brought into sharp focus a “dark side” of free trade principles lawyers helped create two centuries ago and now could help solve.

Prof. Markus Dubber awarded Konrad Adenauer Research prize by the Royal Society of Canada

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Portrait of Prof. Markus Dubber

Prof. Markus Dubber is the recipient of the prominent 2014 Konrad Adenauer Research Award from the Royal Society of Canada in recognition of his efforts to promote academic collaboration between Canada and Germany. The award is given annually to a Canadian scholar in the humanities or social sciences, and is named by a jury of his peers, Royal Society of Canada Fellows, and representatives from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Alumna and former dean Mayo Moran installed as Trinity College provost & vice-chancellor

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Portrait of Dr. Mayo Moran, Trinity College's 15th Provost and Vice-Chancellor

Alumna and former dean of the Faculty of Law, Mayo Moran, SJD 1999, was installed as the 15th provost and vice-chancellor of Trinity College, in the University of Toronto, at its 2014 Matriculation Convocation ceremony September 3rd.

The annual event welcomes new students to Trinity College and this year included Dr. Moran’s formal installation.

Faculty of Law alumnus and gold medal graduate Bill Graham, LLB 1964, is the current Trinity College chancellor and also participated in the ceremony.

Alumna is first Aboriginal Canadian appointed VP on Canadian Commission for UNESCO

Friday, September 12, 2014
portrait of Danika Billie Littlechild

Alumna Danika Billie Littlechild, LLB 2000, a lawyer from the Ermineskin Cree Nation in Alberta, has been appointed the vice-president of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. She is the first Aboriginal Canadian appointed to this position.

Littlechild is a tireless advocate of Indigenous rights around the world, and an expert consultant in the laws affecting First Nations people. She’s also the niece of Wilton Littlechild, the first Indigenous person from Treaty No. 6 to earn a law degree, in 1974.

Aboriginal Youth Summer Program inspires another cohort of students

Friday, September 12, 2014

By Promise Holmes Skinner, AYSP Coordinator and Aboriginal Law Program Coordinator

They came from all over Canada, some from the far North and some from remote communities, to learn about the law. This year, the Aboriginal Youth Summer Program drew 23 First Nations, Inuit and Metis high school students eager to meet one another in a big city and immerse themselves in law and legal issues affecting their communities.

Special issue of UTLJ devoted to the residential school litigation and settlement

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The new issue (64:4) of the University of Toronto Law Journal (UTLJ) is a special issue devoted to the residential school litigation and settlement, co-edited by Profs. Mayo Moran and Kent Roach. As well as their introduction, each of them contributes an article, along with articles by other distinguished scholars including frequent visitor to the U of T law school, Prof. John Borrows.

See the issue web page on the University of Toronto Press website.

Profs. Hirschl and Shachar elected Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Prof. Ayelet Shachar, professor of law and political science, and Canada Research Chair in Citizenship and Multiculturalism, and Prof. Ran Hirschl, professor of political science and law, and Canada Research Chair in Constitutionalism, Democracy and Development, have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada.