Congratulations Class of 2016!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Onwards and upwards: Neil Abraham (left) with Krupa Kotecha, Aron Nimani and Kellie Mildren

More than 200 law graduands will descend on Convocation Hall, June 3rd; here are a few thoughts from some of the members of Class of 2016

Story and photo by Lucianna Ciccocioppo 

JD student Riaz Sayani-Mulji pens "Time to ground no-fly lists" in Toronto Star

Monday, May 16, 2016

In a commentary in the Toronto Star, JD student Riaz Sayani-Mulji argues that no-fly lists violate the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and there is no proof they have stopped a single threat ("Time to ground no-fly lists," May 15, 2016).

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

Time to ground no-fly lists

By Riaz Sayani-Mulji

May 15, 2016

2016 Alumni Communications Survey results

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Thanks to everyone who took the time to provide valuable feedback in our 2016 Alumni Communications Survey. This was the third survey we’ve conducted since 2010, when the law school had only a Twitter presence in addition to its online and print news, and we’d like to share some of the highlights with our alumni.

Law students redefining patent laws in Structural Genomics Consortium clinic

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Pushing the boundaries of patent law: (left) Kerry Andrusiak, Damian Rolfe, adjunct professor and alumnus Max Morgan, Jenny Yunjeong Lee and Ahmed ElDessouki are some of the recent clinic participants.


By Peter Boisseau / Photography by Lucianna Ciccocioppo

Ingenious legal concepts created by University of Toronto law students, faculty and alumni are unleashing the power of the world’s leading open-access drug discovery institution to accelerate medical breakthroughs for the public good.

Canadian business leader and philanthropist Gerry Schwartz to receive honorary doctor of laws at Convocation 2016

Monday, May 9, 2016
Gerry Schwartz

Brilliant entrepreneur, vigorous city builder, magnanimous philanthropist and proud Canadian Gerald (Gerry) Schwartz, founder of private equity firm Onex Corporation, will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree at the Faculty of Law’s Convocation ceremony on June 3, 2016.

More of your "Dear Professor" letters to law school faculty

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
image of writing a letter with paper and pen

In honour of Prof. Arnold “Arnie” Weinrib’s 50th year on faculty, and the student bursary fund named after him, we asked for memories of your Faculty of Law teachers in the form of letters. We received many charming letters about Prof. Weinrib, and you can read them here, but also letters about other U of T Law professors—and what they meant to you:


Alumnus Robert Leckey appointed new dean of McGill Law School

Friday, April 22, 2016

Alumnus Robert Leckey, SJD 2006, the director of the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law in Montréal, has been appointed the new dean of the McGill University Faculty of Law. His five-year term begins July 1, 2016. Leckey was a Trudeau Scholar during his doctoral days, and his research specializes in constitutional and family law.

Read the full story here.


Prof. Jutta Brunnée talks about "Averting Climate Change" in Edge magazine

Friday, April 22, 2016

In the Spring 2016 issue of Edge, the University of Toronto's research magazine, Prof. Jutta Brunnée is featured for her work on how to stop global climate change.

Prof. Anita Anand interviewed on BNN about Couche-Tard dual share structure

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Prof. Anita Anand was interviewed on the Business News Network (BNN) about a controversy around the dual-share structure of Quebec company Alimentation Couche-Tard.

“A sunset clause is acceptable for a limited period of time in order for the founders to grow the company but we are well past that date in the Couche-Tard context,” said Prof. Anand.

Watch the video on the BNN website (5:31 minutes).

Prof. Arthur Ripstein awarded a 2016 Killam Research Fellowship

Monday, April 18, 2016
Arthur Ripstein

Prof. Arthur Ripstein has been awarded a notable Killam Research Fellowship, offered each year to world-class Canadian scholars in the humanities, social, natural and health sciences, and engineering.

Cross-appointed to the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto, Ripstein is a leading scholar of, and at the forefront of renewed interest in, Immanuel Kant’s legal and political philosophy.