Q&A with SJD student Kyle Kirkup - "Why the U.S. Supreme Court was bound to legalize same-sex marriage"

Monday, June 29, 2015

Cross-posted from U of T News.

By Michael Kennedy

In an historic victory for equal rights, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favour of legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states: the constitutionally awarded right to marry will no longer be reserved for heterosexual couples in America.

Alumnus Raj Anand new Litigator in Residence at Asper Centre

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Raj Anand '78Raj Anand is a partner, arbitrator and mediator with WeirFoulds LLP. His practice includes administrative, human rights, constitutional and employment law, civil litigation, professional negligence and regulation. Raj graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law with the Dean’s Key in 1978.

Prof. Larissa Katz discussed ownership in the digital age on TVO's The Agenda

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Prof. Larissa Katz appeared on TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin to discuss the complexities of ownership in the digital age ("Do You Really Own That?", June 23, 2015).

Watch the video (17 minutes) on the TVO website.

Prof. Audrey Macklin writes "Mentally ill migrants don’t belong in jail" in Toronto Star

Monday, June 22, 2015

In a commentary in the Toronto Star, Prof. Audrey Macklin asks what is best place for a detained migrant with mental health issues, and argues that jail is not the answer ("Mentally ill migrants don’t belong in jail," June 21, 2015).

MEDIA RELEASE - Canada Border Services Agency’s imprisonment of migrants with mental health issues is arbitrary, cruel, discriminatory and violates rights: International Human Rights Program report

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Detainees say they were treated like, “garbage”, “animals,” or “something less than human”

(Toronto) – The International Human Rights Program’s latest report says that Canada Border Services Agency’s treatment of non-citizens with mental health issues is in breach of Canada’s international human rights obligations as it is discriminatory, constitutes indefinite and arbitrary detention, is cruel and inhuman, and violates the right to health.

In the shadows of citizenship: #IHRPmigrantrights

Thursday, June 18, 2015
illustration of migrant trying to enter a jail door keyhole

The International Human Rights Program exposes Canada’s legal ‘black holes’ that keep stateless migrants and refugees suffering from mental health issues behind bars—sometimes for years

By Karen Gross / Illustration by Justin Renteria

Prof. David Schneiderman writes "Where is Canada’s national debate over trade dispute panels?" in Globe and Mail

Friday, June 12, 2015

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. David Schneiderman examines why there is no debate in Canada about investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms in free trade deals, unlike in the United States, despite their impact on the actions of Canadian governments ("Where is Canada’s national debate over trade dispute panels?", June 12, 2015).

Convocation Day 2015

Thursday, June 11, 2015

New alumni Tamana Hafid and Bertrand Rivière, Class of 2015, celebrate after the convocation ceremony.

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo / Photos by Jeff Kirk

The sun shone for most of the day on June 5, keeping the rain at bay during the convocation ceremony and awards lunch for more than 200 Faculty of Law graduates as they celebrated their hard-earned degrees with family and friends.

Prof. Kent Roach co-authors "Why Can’t Canada Get National-Security Law Right?" in The Walrus

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

In the wake of the passage of the "Anti-Terrorism" Bill C-51 by the Senate, Prof. Kent Roach and Prof. Craig Forcese of the University of Ottawa analyze its implications for Canada in The Walrus ("Why Can’t Canada Get National-Security Law Right?" June 9, 2015).

Read the full article on the website of The Walrus.

Prof. David Dyzenhaus named University Professor

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Prof. David DyzenhausThe Faculty of Law’s Prof. David Dyzenhaus was named University Professor, one of the most prestigious – and competitive – designations bestowed by the University of Toronto on its faculty.