Pumpkins and professors: Annual carving contest brings out students' creativity

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Photos by Sara-Marni Hubbard


What’s Halloween around the law school without pumpkins? Today, the Faculty of Law hosted the Second Annual Pumpkin Carving contest, and as usual, our students didn’t disappoint. The winning team was a pumpkin portrait of Professor Douglas Sanderson created by his small group class (Property A) and enlisting the help of his wife too. Runners up were teams led by Serin Remedios and Maya Bielinski. The 'judge' was Interim Dean Jutta Brunnée.

Find out why this alumna from Class of 1989 says Reunion 2014 'was worth it'

Monday, October 27, 2014

Back for their 25th anniversary since graduation, the Class of 1989 had one of the best turnouts for Reunion 2014.



By Shauna Van Praagh, LLB 1989, Associate Professor of Law, McGill University


Dear friends of the Class of 1989 at U of T Law,

At our 25th reunion dinner on October 24th, I said I’d report back to my first year law students on whether it was worth getting together with past classmates 25 years after graduating from law school.  Here’s what I’ll tell them:

Prof. Kent Roach provides insight on anti-terrorism law in various media in wake of Ottawa attack

Monday, October 27, 2014

In the wake of the attack in Ottawa that killed a Canadian soldier and resulted in shooting in the Parliament Buildings, Prof. Kent Roach has provided insight into the role of anti-terrorism laws, in various media.

In Just Security, he wrote "The Canadian Terrorist Attacks and Canadian Counter-Terrorism Law," (October 23, 2014). Read the commentary on the Just Security website.

Prof. Ed Iacobucci is new dean of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law

Thursday, October 23, 2014
incoming dean edward iacobucci

By Althea Blackburn-Evans

The University of Toronto today announced the appointment of Professor Edward Iacobucci as dean of the Faculty of Law for a five-year term, beginning January 1, 2015.

“The Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto is a great Canadian institution, and one of the world’s best law schools,” said Iacobucci. “I am enormously fortunate to be associated with the Faculty, and am humbled and honoured to be its next dean.”

SJD student Kyle Kirkup - "The legal inquiry into Justice Lori Douglas must end"

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

In a commentary in The Globe and Mail, SJD student and Trudeau Scholar Kyle Kirkup argues that a Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) investigation is targeting a victim of "revenge porn" and should be dropped ("The legal inquiry into Justice Lori Douglas must end," October 22, 2014).

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

Prof. Anver Emon awarded a Canada Research Chair in Religion, Pluralism and Rule of Law

Friday, October 17, 2014
Anver Emon lecturing in a classroom

The Faculty of Law’s Prof. Anver Emon has received a Canada Research Chair in Religion, Pluralism and the Rule of Law, one of 137 new and renewed CRCs announced today to recognize cutting-edge scholarship at 34 Canadian institutions.

Nine graduate students land Centre for International Governance Innovation awards

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) awards graduate scholarships to outstanding PhD, SJD and LLM students who are conducting research related to the think tank’s International Law Research Program. 

The one-year graduate scholarships in international law are valued at CDN $24,000 for PhD and SJD students and CDN $16,000 for LLM students.

Support our access to justice programs through the United Way

Thursday, October 9, 2014

By Sean Ingram

For low-income individuals, the stress of facing legal problems can be unbearable. The Faculty of Law is home to two outstanding programs that help to address this issue: Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) and Downtown Legal Services (DLS). With the help of our law students, each program works to address the access to justice issue, but like all publicly funded institutions, both programs are constantly facing financial pressures.

Under the “Umbrella”: Hong Kong protests, from student to student

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A new 'extracurricular' for Hong Kong students: (left) Yuki Shek, Kathy Tse, Josephine Lam, Kelvin Lai and Kary Choi


Story and Photos By David Kumagai, 3L

Four teenage girls sit in the middle of a major Hong Kong highway. Wearing yellow ribbons and yellow headbands, they bury themselves in textbooks as crowds line the barricaded roads.  

This little band of protesters, aged 16 and 17, has joined thousands of others to occupy Hong Kong’s financial district, clog the city’s main arteries, and defy Beijing.

2014 Grand Moot wows the panel of justices

Monday, October 6, 2014

Students tackle issues of data tracking and privacy

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo

It was standing-room only in Alumni Hall on October 2, for the 2014 Grand Moot, sponsored by long-time firm partner, McCarthy Tétrault. More than 140 people attended, or watched on the video feed in an overflow room, to hear the best-of-the-best student mooters at the Faculty of Law argue issues about tracking data, privacy and the Charter.