Prof. Trebilcock recognized with a JJ Berry Smith Doctoral Supervision Award

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Prof. Michael TrebilcockThe Faculty of Law’s Prof. Michael Trebilcock has received a JJ Berry Smith Doctoral Supervision Award today, in recognition of “outstanding performance in the multiple roles associated with doctoral supervision.”

IHRP, Pen Canada, Pen International call on India to repeal laws threatening free expression in world’s largest democracy

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Report cover showing protestors with Indian flags

Earlier this year, India’s Ministry of Home Affairs used an extensive arsenal of vague and overbroad laws to muzzle the world’s largest environmental watchdog, Greenpeace International.  Using seemingly innocuous provisions in the Indian Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act 2010, the government effectively silenced criticism of a controversial nuclear power plant by freezing the bank account of Greenpeace India.  Officials justified their actions on the basis that Greenpeace was a “threat to national economic security.”

LLM candidate Nathan Gorham writes Toronto Star oped: "How to Stop Police From Lying"

Thursday, May 14, 2015

LLM candidate Nathan Gorham wrote an oped in the Toronto Star recently on the issue of police officers who lie under oath. Gorham, a criminal trial and appeal lawyer, argued critical safeguards against dishonesty and corruption in Ontario’s justice system have been diluted over the years. Read his oped here, or on our site below: 


Alumnus Alf Kwinter recognized with the 2015 OBA Award of Excellence in Insurance Law

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Alfred Kwinter portrait

Alumnus Alfred Kwinter, JD 1970, is the 2015 recipient of the Ontario Bar Association’s Excellence in Insurance Law Award.

This award recognizes exemplary members for outstanding achievements and distinguished service to enhancements in insurance law through advocacy, teaching, writing or legislative reform, professional leadership and maintaining the highest standards in the field.

Federal government's International Youth Internship Program funds IHRP fellowships for recent law alumni

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Former IHRP intern Ben Liston in Nepal


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.

In Memoriam: Civil rights defender and alumnus Alan Borovoy, LLB 1956

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Portrait of Alan Borovoy

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo

The Faculty of Law is saddened to hear of the passing of esteemed alumnus Alan Borovoy, LLB 1956, a long-time and vibrant defender of Canadian civil rights, equality and social justice, a prolific writer and witty raconteur.

“The law school has lost a wonderful alumnus in Alan Borovoy,” said Dean Ed Iacobucci.  “Alan was a champion of civil liberties and a great reflection of the breadth of legal thought that can be found at the University of Toronto. He will be fondly remembered and sorely missed.”

Prof. Michael Trebilcock - "How to take the sting out of policy transitions"

Friday, May 1, 2015

In a commentary in The Globe and Mail, Prof. Michael Trebilcock looks at the issue of compensation for those who lose out because of changes in public policy ("How to take the sting out of policy transitions," April 30, 2015). The commentary is based on his book Dealing With Losers: The Political Economy of Policy Transitions, which has been awarded the Donner Prize for the best book on public policy written by a Canadian.