Alumna and SCC Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella named Global Jurist of the Year

Friday, January 13, 2017
Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella, LLB 1970

Alumna and Supreme Court of Canada Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella, LLB 1970, has been named Global Jurist of the Year by Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Centre for International Human Rights, in recognition of her outstanding work advancing human rights.

Alumnus and former U of T law dean Ron Daniels awarded Order of Canada

Friday, January 13, 2017
Ron Daniels

Alumnus and former U of T law dean Ron Daniels, JD 1986, was named a Member of the Order of Canada, one of more than 40 alumni and faculty of the University of Toronto to receive the notable award.

Top 10 news stories of 2016

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Top 10 news storiesFrom outstanding student achievements to law school memories and faculty honours, here are the stories that made you click in 2016.

Bringing AI to tax law: profile of startup Blue J Legal, with CEO Prof. Benjamin Alarie

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Startup Blue J Legal and its CEO, Prof. Benjamin Alarie, are profiled in a U of T Magazine article, "Helping Machine-Learning Startups Succeed" (Winter 2017). Launched in 2014 by Profs. Benjamin Alarie, Anthony Niblett and Albert Yoon, with veteran software engineer Brett Jansen, Blue J Legal has created sophisticated AI software that provides lawyers and judges with guidance on resolving tax disputes.

Asper Centre symposium on “The State of Canada’s Constitutional Democracy” becomes special journal issue

Friday, December 2, 2016

Constitutional Forum constitutionel e-journalThe David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights is pleased to announce a new issue of Constitutional Forum constitutionel e-journal on "The State of Canada's Constitutional Democracy." This special issue of the Forum is a compilation of articles presented at a symposium held at the University of Toronto in February 2016 with the same title.

Prof. Brenda Cossman writes "For Judge ‘knees together’ Camp: Education is power"

Thursday, December 1, 2016

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Brenda Cossman discusses her experience working with Justice Robin Camp after his sexist remarks at a sexual assault trial, and argues for the value of education in overcoming sexism in the judiciary ("For Judge ‘knees together’ Camp: Education is power," December 1, 2016).

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


Jackman Law Building is setting for announcement by Ontario's Attorney General

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Ontario Attorney General Nasir Naqvi makes announcement

Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi came to the University of Toronto Faculty of Law this morning to make an important announcement about new steps to improve the province's criminal justice system.

Asper Centre’s fireside chat delves into the future of Charter litigation in Canada

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Asper Centre Fireside Chat with David Asper and Raj Anand
From left, Cheryl Milne, David Asper and Raj Anand at the Asper Centre fireside chat

By Christopher R. Graham / Photography by Salathiel Wesser