Prof. Ran Hirschl awarded 2015 C. Herman Pritchett Award for the Best Book on Law & Courts

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Comparative Matters: The Renaissance of Comparative Constitutional StudiesProf. Ran Hirschl's latest book, Comparative Matters: The Renaissance of Comparative Constitutional Studies (Oxford University Press), has won the prestigious American Political Science Association C. Herman Pritchett Award for the Best Book on Law & Courts for 2015.

Students dominate 2015 mooting season with 11 first-place finishes

Monday, April 13, 2015

Bringing home the cup: Laskin Moot winners Leanna Katz, Rebecca Schwartz, Bilal Manji and Dave Marshall, with Justice Robert Decary

 

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo

Our law students dominated the mooting season this year with 11 first-place victories in a variety of competitions, thanks to the hard work of an amazing trifecta of student skill, faculty and alumni support.

Council of Canadian Academies Expert Panel with Prof. Lemmens Releases Report: 'Accessing Health and Health-Related Data in Canada'

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Prof. Trudo Lemmens, Scholl Chair in Health Law and Policy at the Faculty of Law, was a member of an expert panel of the Council of Canadian Academies which produced an in-depth and timely report on the state of access to health and health-related data in Canada.

Prof. Brenda Cossman interviewed on "The Current" about sex workers and consent

Thursday, April 2, 2015

On CBC Radio's The Current, host Anna Maria Tremonti interviewed Prof. Brenda Cossman about the questions raised by the Cindy Gladue murder trial around the issue of sex workers and the laws of consent ("Brenda Cossman: Sex workers given lower bar when it comes to consent," April 2, 2015).

Listen to the interview on the CBC website.

Prof. Anita Anand - "New Canadian Securities Administrators rules would discourage takeovers"

Thursday, April 2, 2015

In a commentary in the Financial Post, Prof. Anita Anand analyzes new draft rules from the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) about takeovers, noting that the new 120-day requirement for bids to remain open will discourage hostile takeover attempts ("New Canadian Securities Administrators rules would discourage takeovers," April 2, 2015).

Read the full commentary on the Financial Post website, or below.


 

SJD student Kyle Kirkup - "Solitary confinement: An abuse by any other name"

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

SJD student and Trudeau Scholar Kyle Kirkup has written a commentary in the National Post examining how solitary confinement is described and used in Canadian prisons, and why a constitutional challenge has been launched against this practice ("Kyle Kirkup on solitary confinement: An abuse by any other name," March 31, 2015).

Read the full commentary on the National Post website, or below.


 

Prof. Lisa Austin co-authors "How C-51 undermines privacy"

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

In a commentary in the National Post, Prof. Lisa Austin and other experts warn that the Canadian government's proposed national security bill, C-51, poses a significant threat to privacy and will be able to bypass the provisions of the Privacy Act ("How C-51 undermines privacy," March 30, 2015).

Read the full commentary on the National Post website, or below.


 

Ontario Bar Association honours Prof. Cossman for advancing women's equality

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Professor Brenda Cossman

Prof. Brenda Cossman, LLB 1986, has been awarded the Ontario Bar Association’s Women Lawyers Forum’s Award of Excellence in the Promotion of Women’s Equality. This recognition honours outstanding contributions to social justice advocacy or substantive law scholarship made by feminist lawyers in advancing women’s equality rights in Canadian society.

How our law students are advancing human rights around the world: latest Rights Review is online

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
rights review cover

The new edition of Rights Review is now available on the International Human Rights Program website.

The cover story story by Lara Yeo (1L) argues that, now more than ever,  international human rights law is an important framework to respond to violence against Aboriginal women and children in Canada.

The issue also covers diverse topics from the right to health, to immigration detention, to the state of international justice.