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.

Prof. Audrey Macklin co-authors "We need to better regulate Canadian companies abroad"

Monday, July 27, 2015

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Audrey Macklin and Prof. Penelope Simons of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law argue that Canada can and should more closely regulate the conduct of Canadian oil, gas and mining companies operating overseas ("We need to better regulate Canadian companies abroad," July 25, 2015). The commentary responds in part to the report by the UN Human Rights Committee on Canada published a few days prior.

IHRP director Renu Mandhane writes "Canada should heed UN’s human rights warning" in Toronto Star

Friday, July 24, 2015

In a commentary in the Toronto Star, International Human Rights Program executive director Renu Mandhane analyzes the new report on Canada by the United Nations Human Rights Committee, in particular its recommendations regarding the detention of immigration detainees ("Canada should heed UN’s human rights warning," July 23, 2015). The IHRP recently published a detailed report on this issue, and Mandhane presented to the UN committee in person as it prepared its report.

Applications due Sept. 22: Federal government's International Youth Internship Program funds IHRP fellowships for recent law alumni

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Former IHRP intern Ben Liston in Nepal

(Updated July 21, 2015)

Recent Faculty of Law alumni can now take advantage of some of our International Human Rights Program fellowships, thanks to new funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFATD). The funding is part of DFATD’s International Youth Internship Program.

An inspirational week: The Aboriginal Youth Summer Program

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Getting ready for the mock trial: the 2015 cohort of the Aboriginal Youth Summer Program

First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth from across Canada spent a week at the law school participating in a mock trial, visiting court houses and hearing from elders to learn about law and how it intersects with the lives of Aboriginal people.

IHRP director Renu Mandhane presents to UN Human Rights Committee (video)

Monday, July 6, 2015

On Monday July 6, 2015, the IHRP's executive director, Renu Mandhane, presented to the UN Human Rights Committee on human rights violations associated with Canada's detention of migrants with mental health issues.  Mandhane opened her remarks by reading a letter filed with the Committee by a Tyron Richard, a 27 year old man currently detained at Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay, Ontario.

2015 Order of Canada appointments: Bob Rae and Stephen Toope

Friday, July 3, 2015
Bob Rae

The Faculty of Law congratulates alumnus Bob Rae, LLB 1977, the 21st premier of Ontario and former interim leader of the federal Liberal Party, on his promotion to Companion of the Order of Canada, the highest recognition and distinction within the prestigious order. Rae is a lawyer, mediator, speaker and writer who is active on First Nations, social justice and global issues. His latest book, What Happened to Politics?, will be published in August.

How the persistence of Cynthia Wilkey '85 helped ensure Pan-Am Games will create affordable housing

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Faculty of Law alumna Cynthia Wilkey and her decades-long fight for a mixed-income, mixed-use neighbourhood

By Jelena Damjanovic

Cynthia Wilkey '85
Alumna Cynthia Wilkey has spent decades working on the transformation of the West Don Lands from a brownfield to a sustainable, mixed-use community (photo by Johnny Guatto)