Asper Centre symposium on “The State of Canada’s Constitutional Democracy” becomes special journal issue

Friday, December 2, 2016

Constitutional Forum constitutionel e-journalThe David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights is pleased to announce a new issue of Constitutional Forum constitutionel e-journal on "The State of Canada's Constitutional Democracy." This special issue of the Forum is a compilation of articles presented at a symposium held at the University of Toronto in February 2016 with the same title.

Prof. Brenda Cossman writes "For Judge ‘knees together’ Camp: Education is power"

Thursday, December 1, 2016

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Brenda Cossman discusses her experience working with Justice Robin Camp after his sexist remarks at a sexual assault trial, and argues for the value of education in overcoming sexism in the judiciary ("For Judge ‘knees together’ Camp: Education is power," December 1, 2016).

Read the full commentary on the Globe and Mail website, or below.


 

Jackman Law Building is setting for announcement by Ontario's Attorney General

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Ontario Attorney General Nasir Naqvi makes announcement

Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi came to the University of Toronto Faculty of Law this morning to make an important announcement about new steps to improve the province's criminal justice system.

Asper Centre’s fireside chat delves into the future of Charter litigation in Canada

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Asper Centre Fireside Chat with David Asper and Raj Anand
From left, Cheryl Milne, David Asper and Raj Anand at the Asper Centre fireside chat

By Christopher R. Graham / Photography by Salathiel Wesser

Prof. Anita Anand writes "InterOil-Exxon precedent delivers a wake-up call on fairness opinions"

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Anita Anand investigates the implications for shareholder rights of a Yukon Court of Appeal decision regarding an attempted arrangement between InterOil Corp. and Exxon Mobile Corp. ("InterOil-Exxon precedent delivers a wake-up call on fairness opinions," November 29, 2016).

Read the full commentary on the Globe and Mail website, or below.

WXN names alumnae Lisa Borsook, Melissa Kennedy among Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada

Friday, November 25, 2016

Faculty of Law alumnae Lisa Borsook, LLB 1980, and Melissa Kennedy, LLB 1987, have been named among Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women for 2016 by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN).

The awards, launched in 2003, highlight the vast accomplishments of professional women across the country and in various fields, not only in recognition of their talents but also “to inspire others—the next generation, their peers and themselves.”

Indigenous Fall Feast and Blanket Exercise

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Aboriginal Law Students’ Association Fall Feast, 2016

By Deanna Roffey and Douglas Varrette, ALSA Co-Chairs

Reunion 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Reunion 2016 - Class of 2006
Class of 2006 at Reunion 2016

Photos by Salathiel Wesser

More than 370 alumni enjoyed Reunion 2016 this fall. Classmates enjoyed tours of the new building, class dinners and family activities, as graduates from years ending in 1 or 6 returned to their alma mater to reconnect over the weekend of October 20-22.