Internationally trained lawyers celebrate their program completion

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Participants are now one step closer to practicing law in Ontario

 

Thirty students in the Internationally Trained Lawyers Program celebrated their successful program completion recently with a commencement ceremony and lunch, and many now have success stories to share.

Group shot of 30 internationally trained lawyers celebrating their program completion with lunch and cake

Vanessa Gurr: A closer look at First Nation rights in Fort McMurray, Alberta

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Law student Vanessa Gurr, left, with staff at Industry Relations Corporation


By Karen Gross

In memoriam: Schreiber Pereira

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Portrait of law student Schreiber Pereira

The Faculty of Law is deeply saddened to announce the passing of student Schreiber Pereira. He had completed his second year at law school and spent the previous semester in London, UK at the Centre for Transnational Legal Studies.

Schreiber also obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Toronto, and he will be very missed by the U of T community across various faculties.

Lysandra Bumstead & Leanna Katz: Out west to test the BC Mental Health Act

Friday, July 18, 2014

By Karen Gross

For Lysandra Bumstead, a chance to spend the summer back home in Vancouver, British Columbia was the "cherry on top." The real prize came in the form of a fellowship from the Student Law Society, and with it a job at the Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS).  The organization provides legal assistance to disadvantaged populations and has also spearheaded some important legal tests.

IHRP director Renu Mandhane - "Edward Snowshoe’s death exposed the reality of torture in Canada"

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

In a commentary in The Globe and Mail, International Human Rights Program director Renu Mandhane looks at the abuse of solitary confinement in the prison system, especially with regard to mentally ill prisoners, in light of the death of Edward Snowshoe ("Edward Snowshoe’s death exposed the reality of torture in Canada," July 14, 2014).

Chloe Boubalos: In Nunavut to improve local access to the legal system

Monday, July 14, 2014

By Karen Gross

Chloe Boubalos knew she was approaching paradise before her plane even began its descent into Iqaluit. "Flying over the tundra and the mountains was just breathtaking," she says. "I felt so at peace. I fell in love with the landscape."

The Asper Centre's Cheryl Milne writes "One small step toward justice for Omar Khadr"

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In a commentary in The Globe and Mail, Cheryl Milne, executive director of the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights, analyzes the Alberta Court of Appeal decision that Omar Khadr should serve his sentence as a young offender rather than an adult ("One small step toward justice for Omar Khadr," July 9, 2014).

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

Study: UofT Law graduate program is the leading source of law profs in Canada

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Research on the education of Canada's law professors reveals that the University of Toronto's graduate school is the leading institution from which Canadian law professors earned their highest graduate degree.

Faculty of Law community celebrates and supports World Pride

Thursday, July 3, 2014

More than 25 students, staff, and faculty from U of T Law marched in the 2014 World Pride Parade in support of the LGBTQ communities. Incoming 1L students, current students, recent alumni joined together with Alexis Archbold, the assistant dean of students and Interim Dean Jutta Brunnée. Sporting hot pink t-shirts adorned with the rainbow flag and “U of T Law Celebrates Pride,” and some fun and cheeky signs (“I love litiGAYtion”), they joined other members of the University of Toronto Community in celebration.  

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Prof. Audrey Macklin - "Case of Mohamed Fahmy shows failing of new citizenship rules"

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

In a commentary in the Toronto Star, Prof. Audrey Macklin and Lorne Waldman, President of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers, show how the new citizenship law recently passed by the Canadian government could be used against jailed journalist Mohamed Fahmy and other Canadians jailed in foreign countries without adequate judicial process ("Case of Mohamed Fahmy shows failing of new citizenship rules," June 29, 2014).