U of T Law alumni running in the LSUC bencher election

Monday, February 23, 2015

The Law Society of Upper Canada is holding its Bencher elections in April. Several University of Toronto Faculty of Law alumni are running for election to this position.

U of T Law 2015 mooting results

Monday, February 23, 2015

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

Diversity Moot

The U of T Law team (Maya Bielinski, Nicole Wilkinson, Jeff Couse, and Andrew Ngo) won the Isaac Diversity Moot the weekend of Feb. 21-22.   To top it off, Maya was named best oralist, and Maya and Andrew were also named best appellant team. 

Prof. Waddams honoured with Canadian Bar Association’s 2015 Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Faculty of Law’s Prof. Stephen Waddams, LLB 1967, is the recipient of the Canadian Bar Association’s 2015 Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Law in honour of his outstanding contribution to the law or legal scholarship in Canada.

Prof. Kent Roach co-authors "Judicial warrants are designed to prevent — not authorize — Charter violations"

Friday, February 20, 2015

In a commentary in the National Post, Prof. Kent Roach and Prof. Craig Forcese of the University of Ottawa argue that the judicial protections proposed to control the new powers being offered to CSIS in Bill C-51 are limited and problematic ("Judicial warrants are designed to prevent — not authorize — Charter violations," February 17, 2015).

Prof. Kent Roach continues analysis of Bill C-51, co-authors look at its impact on privacy

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Prof. Kent Roach and University of Ottawa Prof. Craig Forcese have continued their analysis of the Canadian government's proposed new anti-terrorism bill with a commentary in the Toronto Star about its impact on privacy ("Bill C-51 moves us one step closer to the end of privacy," February 17, 2015).

Read the commentary on the Toronto Star website, or below.


 

Prof. Kent Roach co-authors "France shows West the smart way to fight IS at home"

Monday, February 16, 2015

Prof. Kent Roach and Prof. Craig Forcese of the University of Ottawa have written a commentary in The Globe and Mail about effective strategies to discourage young people from being radicalized to violence ("France shows West the smart way to fight IS at home," February 13, 2015).

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

JD student Graham Henry writes in Toronto Star, "Universities should get out of the fossil fuel business"

Thursday, February 12, 2015

In a commentary in the Toronto Star, JD student Graham Henry argues that university endowments should divest themselves of fossil-fuel related investments ("Universities should get out of the fossil fuel business," Feb. 11, 2015). Henry is Treasurer of Toronto350.org, and a campaign lead for Fossil Free UofT.

Read the full commentary on the Toronto Star website, or below.


 

Prof. Kent Roach co-authors "The government’s new speech crime could undermine its anti-terror strategy"

Thursday, February 12, 2015

In a commentary in the National Post, Prof. Kent Roach and University of Ottawa Prof. Craig Forcese provide a hypothetical situation to show how the Canadian government's proposed laws against advocating for terrorism could in fact undermine law enforcement ("The government’s new speech crime could undermine its anti-terror strategy," February 10, 2015).

The commentary is based on their in-depth analysis at antiterrorlaw.ca.

The challenges of the International Criminal Court

Monday, February 9, 2015
(From left) International Human Rights Program director Renu Mandhane with ICC deputy prosecutor James Stewart and law dean Ed Iacobucci

(From left) International Human Rights Program
director Renu Mandhane with ICC deputy prosecutor
James Stewart and law dean Ed Iacobucci

By Drew Beesley / Photo by Kathleen Davis