Alumna and IHRP executive director Renu Mandhane nominated as Ontario’s new human rights chief

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Renu Mandhane with alumnus / International Criminal Court deputy prosecutor James Stewart, and Dean Ed Iacobucci

Alumnus Gib van Ert appointed executive legal officer at the Supreme Court of Canada

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Portrait of Gib van Ert

Alumnus Gib van Ert, LLM 2000, has been appointed executive legal officer of the Supreme Court of Canada, for a two-year term.

The executive legal officer is the principal adviser to the Chief Justice, and assists the CJ with the Court administration, the Canadian Judicial Council and the National Judicial Institute. In addition, the executive legal officer conducts media relations at the Court.

Assistant Dean Jane Kidner pens "Why more corporate executives now have extensive legal training" in the Globe and Mail

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

In a commentary in the "Report on Business" section of the Globe and Mail, Jane Kidner, Assistant Dean, Professional Legal Education, describes the value for business executives of having a legal education ("Why more corporate executives now have extensive legal training," August 11, 2015).

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


JD student Riaz Sayani-Mulji writes "Hamilton police carding policies target vulnerable minorities" in Hamilton Spectator

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

In a commentary in the Hamilton Spectator, JD student Riaz Sayani-Mulji argues that Hamilton's police need to address the issue of carding and racial profiling ("Hamilton police carding policies target vulnerable minorities," August 10, 2015).

Read the full commentary on the Hamilton Spectator website, or below.


In Memoriam: Stefan Djordjevic

Monday, August 10, 2015
Stefan Djordjevic

The Faculty of Law is deeply saddened to announce the passing of JD/MBA student Stefan Djordjevic on August 8, 2015. He had completed his second year of the combined program, and was a member of the Class of 2017.

Stefan was a Varsity athlete, and had played on the University of Toronto water polo team. As a member of Canada’s national water polo team, he assisted the team in landing a silver at the 2011 Pan Am games in Mexico City.

Graduate students land Centre for International Governance Innovation and other awards

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Congratulations to the many outstanding U of T Faculty of Law graduate students who have received prestigious awards to assist them in their studies.

Doctoral work at U of T yields three new books on international and comparative law

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Three new books by recent doctoral graduates of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, developed from their dissertations and published by major academic presses, showcase the importance of the international and comparative law research conducted by students in the doctoral program.

"These three books show the caliber of the students recruited into our doctoral program, and the hard work that we put into providing them with the skills needed to make all their talents flourish," says Prof. Mariana Mota Prado, associate dean, graduate program.

Alumnus Justice Russell Brown appointed to Supreme Court of Canada

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Justice Russell Brown

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo

Alumnus Justice Russell Brown, LLM 2003 and SJD 2006, of Alberta’s Court of Appeal, has been appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada, effective August 31, 2015. He will replace Justice Marshall Rothstein, who announced his upcoming retirement in April. Brown is the second member of the SCC from a western province, after Chief Justice Beverly McLaughlin.