LAWS program celebrates its first graduate to be accepted to law school—and Alissa Saieva picks U of T

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Portrait of Alissa Saieva

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo

Alissa Saieva, Class of 2017, brought a trifecta of firsts to the Faculty of Law when she started here on August 18th: She’s the first in her family to attend law school, the first Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS) graduate to attend U of T Law, and indeed the first LAWS grad be accepted into any law school.

Canadian Business' 50 Most Powerful Business People include three U of T law alumni

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Law alumni once again made the annual Top 50 Most Powerful Business People in Canada list, published in Canadian Business magazine.

Mark Wiseman, LLB 1996, president and CEO of the CPP Investment Board, is #4 on the 2014 list (he was #1 in 2013).

Law students land prestigious Vanier Canada Scholarship awards

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo

Two doctoral students at the Faculty of Law have been awarded notable Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, worth $50,000 each for three years, to further their innovative research in international criminal law and health care policy.

Prof. Larissa Katz - "It’s not ‘Who took my bike,’ but 'Who really controls the sidewalk?'"

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

In a commentary in The Globe and Mail, Prof. Larissa Katz looks at the law behind who controls the sidewalk, after the incident in which Brookfield Properties seized bicycles locked to a pole in the public right-of-way in front of the Hudson's Bay Centre at Bloor and Yonge ("It’s not ‘Who took my bike,’ but 'Who really controls the sidewalk?'", August 19, 2014).

IHRP intern, Evan Rankin, reports from Bangkok

Friday, August 15, 2014

This summer I have had the pleasure of serving with UN Economic and Social Commision for Asia and Pacific (UN ESAP) in Bangkok. As an intern with the Social Development Division, I focus on legal barriers to effective HIV programming in Southeast and Central Asia. I have had the opportunity to engage deeply with these issues. My work has required adaptability: I arrived just in time for the climax of the protests in Bangkok and the subsequent coup and martial rule. This meant avoiding the UN compound for a few weeks and occasionally evacuating my area of the city.

Five alumni & adjunct professor named to 2014 Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers List by Canadian Lawyer

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Five Faculty of Law alumni and an adjunct professor have been named to Canadian Lawyer’s annual Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers list for 2014.

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.