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.

Prof. Kent Roach co-authors "The government has not made its case for C-51"

Monday, March 30, 2015

In a commentary in The Globe and Mail, Prof. Kent Roach and University of Ottawa Prof. Craig Forcese analyze the Canadian government's proposed amendments to the national security Bill C-51 and conclude they do not go far enough to address the many concerns expressed about the legislation ("The government has not made its case for C-51," March 30, 2015).

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

U of T Law 2015 mooting results

Monday, March 30, 2015

This news item will be updated as new mooting results come in.

Environmental Law Moot

Grace Smith, Serin Remedios, Chris Wong (our 3 mooters) with Supreme Court of Canada Justice Andromache Karakatsanis
L-R: Environmental Law Mooters Grace Smith, Serin Remedios, and Chris Wong
with Supreme Court of Canada Justice Andromache Karakatsanis

ITLP Careers Program adds new features to help internationally-trained lawyers

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Internationally Trained Lawyers Program (ITLP) has added several new features to its Career Program. This one-year, part-time program helps internationally trained lawyers build career skills and transition to the Canadian legal work environment.

Beginning in May 2015, this program will now include practical work opportunities (e.g. short internships, job shadowing, legal projects or research), increased networking opportunities, and on-line courses in language communication and workplace culture, in addition to the features included in past years.

Prof. Michael Trebilcock and JD student Duncan Melville - "Ontario’s bizarre ‘privatization’ plan for Hydro One"

Thursday, March 26, 2015

In a commentary in the National Post, Prof. Michael Trebilcock and JD student Duncan Melville identify flaws in the Ontario government's proposal to sell a 10-15% stake in the provincially-owned utility Hydro One via an initial public offering (IPO) ("Ontario’s bizarre ‘privatization’ plan for Hydro One," March 25, 2015).

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


Prof. Audrey Macklin - "European politicians envy Canada’s points system for migrants. But how well has it worked?"

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

In a commentary in Britain's The Guardian newspaper, Prof. Audrey Macklin analyzes the Canadian "points system" that European goverments are looking to as a model for managing immigration, and points out that the Canadian government is currently moving away from it ("European politicians envy Canada’s points system for migrants. But how well has it worked?" March 24, 2015).

After the Paris Attacks: Responses in Canada, Europe and Around the Globe

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
illustration of Eiffel tower, one side a fountain pen the other an automatic machine gun

By Peter Boisseau / Illustration by Justin Renteria


As their government prepares to take the next step in the “war on terror,” Canadians are being loud and clear about what they want, but might get more than they wished for -- unintended consequences that make their society neither safer nor better.

Prof. Anita Anand co-authors "Home care rethink is needed"

Monday, March 23, 2015

In a commentary in the Hamilton Spectator, Prof. Anita Anand, with Sonia Anand, professor of medicine and epidemiology, McMaster University and Anjali Sergeant, research assistant, looks at the history and the shortcomings of the current home care system in Ontario ("Home care rethink is needed: Cost-cutting measures at CCACs have fragmented and confused patient care," March 21, 2015).

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


Wright’s Legacy: The Necessarily Uneasy Relation Between Legal Education and Legal Practice

Friday, March 20, 2015

Legal historian and scholar Robert Gordon examined the legacy of this law school's first dean, "Caesar" Wright, for the 2015 Wright Lecture.


Story and photo by David Kumagai, 3L


Law schools must remain bastions of legal research, Professor Robert W. Gordon insisted during the 2015 Cecil A. Wright Memorial Lecture March 12th.