U of T Law students explore Indigenous law at Cape Croker Indian Reserve

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Learning about water laws sitting next to Georgian Bay and about plant laws by walking through a forest

By Noreen Ahmed-Ullah

For years, Canadians studying Indigenous law have learned about treaties and case studies, sitting in a classroom and approaching the subject from a largely colonial perspective.

IHRP director Samer Muscati writes "Stop detaining child migrants. Canada has alternatives" in Ottawa Citizen

Friday, September 23, 2016

In a commentary in the Ottawa Citizen, International Human Rights Program director Samer Muscati discusses the program's report showing that Canada has held hundreds of children in immigration detention, and calls for finding alternatives ("Stop detaining child migrants. Canada has alternatives," September 22, 2016).

Read the full commentary on the Ottawa Citizen website, or below.


Canada Should Implement Alternatives to Immigration Detention of Children, Family Separation, says IHRP report

Thursday, September 22, 2016

In recent years, hundreds of children have been housed in immigration detention with detrimental consequences for their mental health

IHRP and PEN report on India reveals culture of stifling dissent, criminalising free expression

Thursday, September 15, 2016

An inefficient legal system and what amounts to unchecked abuse of vague and overbroad legislation have contributed to a chilling effect on free speech within India’s society and throughout its public sphere, according to a report released today by PEN International, PEN Canada and International Human Rights Program (IHRP) at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law.

Dean's Welcome Back BBQ officially opens the Jackman Law Building for students

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Hundreds of law students, faculty and staff packed the foyer of the Jackman Law Building (JLB) in one of the best turnouts ever for the annual Dean's Welcome Back BBQ, in its inaugural year in the well-appointed and spacious Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Atrium.

Students at Dean's BBQ

Pursuing legal passions: First Clubs Fair at the Jackman Law Building

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

By Alvin Yau, 2L

For many students, law school is an exciting time in terms of exploring what is available within the legal profession. Some students are passionate about a particular area of legal practice and wish to pursue it further; on the other hand, many students have no idea where their interests may take them within the legal world and beyond. For these students and everyone else in between, the annual law school Clubs Fair was a prime opportunity to explore the exciting work that goes on beyond the academic realm.

Prof. Kent Roach co-authors "Making the spies accountable: real change or illusion?"

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Kent Roach and co-authors Ron Atkey and Craig Forcese assess the federal government's proposed reforms to anti-terror legislation ("Making the spies accountable: real change or illusion?" September 12, 2016).

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


Applications open for International Legal Fellowships for recent alumni

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Applications Open for International Legal Fellowships for Canadian Lawyers

The IHRP is pleased to announce the next round of fellowships in its post-graduate legal fellowship program, International Fellowships for Canadian Lawyers, generously undertaken with the financial support of the federal government through Global Affairs Canada.

In partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the IHRP will provide training and funding for twelve post-graduate fellowships for recent alumni and graduate students of the Faculty of Law.

Announcing recipients of the inaugural Dean's Leadership Awards

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Dean Ed Iacobucci is pleased to announce the inaugural Dean’s Leadership Awards for the 2015-16 academic year. This year’s recipients are:

Meet more new classmates: Introducing Amir, Quinn, Sarah and Denise

Monday, August 22, 2016

Incoming law students, both first years and transfers from other law schools, are being welcomed to campus and discovering the new Jackman Law Building. We’d like to introduce some of them to you. In our annual series of profiles, meet: Amir Aboguddah from Regina, ESL volunteer Quinn Clement-Schlimm, contemporary dancer Sarah Helmer and bike racer and Olympian Denise Ramsden.

Stories by Karen Gross