U of T Law 2015 mooting results

Thursday, January 29, 2015

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

SJD student Kyle Kirkup - "Ontario’s welcome move on rights shows reality of trans people in prisons"

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

SJD student and Trudeau Scholar Kyle Kirkup has written a commentary in The Globe and Mail welcoming the Government of Ontario's new policy designed to better protect the rights of trans people in the province’s correctional facilities ("Ontario’s welcome move on rights shows reality of trans people in prisons," January 26, 2015).

SJD student Kyle Kirkup featured in McGill Law Journal podcast about the case of Justice Lori Douglas

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

SJD student and Trudeau Scholar Kyle Kirkup has been interviewed in a McGill Law Journal podcast about the case of Manitoba Justice Lori Douglas. In the episode, he discusses her case, the Canadian Judicial Council inquiry, and the practice of revenge porn.

Watch the episode on the podcast site.

Year in Review: the Top 5 Tweets and Facebook posts of 2014

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

What were the Faculty of Law's Twitter and Facebook followers most interested in during 2014? Here are the Top 5 most popular Tweets and Facebook posts of 2014.

Most Popular Tweets

Tweets with the most retweets

Letter from Down Under: Australian exchange student writes about her fall semester at our law school

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
headshot of Jacqueline Williams

Jacqueline Williams is happy to be back in her native Australia where the temperatures hover around the 30+ Celsius range. She sent a letter to Senior Recruitment, Admissions and Diversity Outreach Officer Jerome Poon-Ting, sharing some of her favourite memories while at the Faculty of Law last fall: walking through autumn leaves then snow, hearing comparisons on Canadian and Australian Law, having tea at Interim Dean Brunnée Brûlée Melee, and competing on a Varsity team. Here it is, reprinted with permission:

Elton John AIDS Foundation supports the International Human Rights Program’s project investigating the negative impact of Canada’s policies on refugees with HIV

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Sir Elton John and Foundation Chairman David Furnish introducing the text to pledge campaign on stage

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo

The International Human Rights program (IHRP) has received a $75,000 grant from the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) to launch a project exposing the negative impact of Canada’s refugee policies on some of the world’s most vulnerable claimants—people with HIV or at-risk of HIV due to rampant violence, discrimination based on sexual orientation, and gender-based violence.

Top 10 Faculty of Law news stories of 2014

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


Covering a gamut from new, current and graduating students to incoming faculty, new and departing deans, and alumni achievements, here are the top 10 most-read news stories on our website during 2014.

Top 5 most read student stories of 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

Our Top 5 most-read student news stories covered the whole law school cycle, from the great new students arriving at U of T Law, through the achievements of current students, to the impressive graduating class. Two stories highlighted how the youth outreach programs U of T Law has implemented in recent years, to broaden the diversity of applicants to law schools, are getting results.

Top 5 most viewed faculty op-eds of 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Our faculty comment regularly in the media on current issues. The five faculty op-eds that were most viewed on our website over the past year addressed some of the most immediate and controversial topics of 2014, ranging from citizenship to prostitution, terrorism, high-frequency trading and elections.

A peek at the Bora Laskin Law library at 2 am: the all-nighter tradition continues

Thursday, December 18, 2014

By John Papadopoulos, JD 1993, Chief Law Librarian, Bora Laskin Law Library

Earlier today:

Just a quick update from our (now traditional) end of term law library all-nighter…

As of 2 am, we have 31 JDs in the library finishing up their papers. We had 40 at midnight. My experience is that the ones that are still here at 2 am will still be here at 5 am.