Five SJD students awarded CIGI graduate scholarships

Monday, November 23, 2015

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) has bestowed graduate scholarships to five outstanding SJD students at the Faculty of Law researching areas of international Law.

The awards are valued at $24,000 at the SJD level, and include a period of residency at the Waterloo-based CIGI campus to exchange ideas and pursue research at the Balsillie School of International Affairs.

The Faculty of Law congratulates: Ashley Barnes, Christopher Campbell-Duruflé, Daniela Chimisso Dos Santos, Francesco Ducci and Aman Gebru on these doctoral awards.

Prof. Jutta Brunnée writes "Let Paris be the moment we confronted two global threats"

Thursday, November 19, 2015

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Jutta Brunnée, Metcalf Chair in Environmental Law, emphasized the importance of "Paris 2015" being where the world confronts the threat of climate change as well as the threat of terrorism ("Let Paris be the moment we confronted two global threats," November 19, 2015).

Prof. Anver Emon interviewed on CTV's Canada AM about misconceptions about Muslims

Thursday, November 19, 2015

In the wake of attacks on Muslims in Canada and the debate about welcoming refugees from Syria, Prof. Anver Emon was interviewed by Bev Thompson on CTV's Canada AM about common misconceptions about Muslims and Islam (November 17, 2015).

Watch the clip on the CTV website (5:17 minutes)

Student-run Fashion Law Society shines spotlight on fashion law with panel event

Friday, November 13, 2015

At the first Fashion Law Society panel: (from left) founders and co-presidents Tamie Dolny and Amna Rehman introduced speakers Ashlee Froese, alumni Shawn Hewson and Ruth Promislow, and Mark Katz.

By Rida Fatima, University of Toronto student

Alumnus Harvey Lam spearheads #LearnSyria educational tablets drive for refugee children

Friday, November 13, 2015

The Al-Salam School in Turkey asked Rumie for tablets to help teach Syrian refugee children.


By Lucianna Ciccocioppo

Harvey Lam, JD 2010, saw first-hand the transformative power of education: his mother left an abusive relationship to raise him and sister by herself, while she went back to school for computer programming skills, supported by a government initiative. His sister became a veterinarian, and he became a lawyer, both the firsts in their family.

Class of 2015 Global Professional LLM graduates celebrate Convocation

Monday, November 9, 2015

Graduates of the GPLLM Class of 2015 enter Convocation Hall on Nov. 9, 2015


There are 39 lawyers and business executives in Toronto who can add another prestigious set of letters after their names. They are the newest graduates with a Global Professional LLM degree, a one-year executive-style graduate program focusing on global business law.

The Art of Written Advocacy: An evening with Justice John Laskin

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

By Alvin Yau, 1L

First-year law students were treated to an exceptional guest lecture on Oct. 20th on the art of effective legal writing, given by Ontario Court of Appeal Justice John Laskin, LLB 1969. In a lively event with heartfelt advice and humorous anecdotes shared with the students, Laskin said lawyers need to become better writers.

Prof. Tony Duggan delivers the Commercial Law Centre Lecture at the University of Oxford

Friday, October 30, 2015

Prof. Tony Duggan delivered the 4th Commercial Law Centre Lecture at the University of Oxford on Oct. 14, 2015. Prof. Duggan spoke on the subject of "Form and Substance in the Determination of Property Rights: Set-off, Flawed Assets and Security Interests in Cash Deposits." 

Professor Duggan's lecture concerned an issue which frequently vexes courts: whether a contract creates property rights, or merely personal rights.  The lecture focused on the decision of the Canadian Supreme Court in Caisse Populaire Desjardins de l'Est de Drummond v Canada [2009] SCC 29.

Prof. Ariel Katz and LLM student Liran Kandinov: "TPP trades away our constitutional rights"

Thursday, October 29, 2015

In a commentary in the Toronto Star, Prof. Ariel Katz and LLM student Liran Kandinov argue that changes to copyright terms proposed in the Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement would violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms ("TPP trades away our constitutional rights," October 28, 2015).

Read the full commentary on the Toronto Star website, or below.