Prof. Yasmin Dawood co-authors open letter calling for withdrawal of Fair Elections Act

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Prof. Yasmin Dawood has co-authored, with several other academics from across Canada, an open letter to the Government of Canada about the Fair Elections Act that calls on the government to withdraw the bill. This open letter follows an earlier one co-authored by Prof. Dawood that expressed concerns about the Act and was signed by 160 professors from across Canada in various relevant disciplines. The second letter has been signed by an even larger number of professors.

Paul Paton '92 appointed Dean of University of Alberta Faculty of Law

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Faculty of Law congratulates Dr. Paul Paton '92, who has been appointed Dean of the University of Alberta Faculty of Law.

Said University of Alberta provost Carl Amrhein, “Dr. Paton is known for planning and implementing change in diverse environments. He has a strong reputation for an inclusive management style, operating with an effective combination of collegiality, discipline and deliberative action. He constructively demands excellence from himself and others, while helping students and colleagues ‘raise their game.’”

Prof. Jeffrey MacIntosh - "High frequency talker"

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

In a commentary in the Financial Post, Prof. Jeffrey MacIntosh pours cold water on the hype surrounding Michael Lewis' new book Flash Boys, about high-frequency traders ("High frequency talker: Author of ‘Flash Boys’ has succeeded in demonizing an innovation that saves investors $9-billion a year," April 14, 2014).

Three new scholars join the Faculty of Law

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Faculty of Law welcomes new tenure-track scholars Emily Satterthwaite, Richard Stacey and Anna Su. These new talents bring a diverse body of research and experience to our exceptional faculty:

Emily Satterthwaite

Prof. Colleen Flood - "Luring medical tourists for cash is a trip down the slippery slope"

Thursday, April 10, 2014

In a commentary in The Globe and Mail, Prof. Colleen Flood warns of the problems that arise when hospitals try to raise money by treating "medical tourists" ("Luring medical tourists for cash is a trip down the slippery slope," April 10, 2014).

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

James Farley, Linda Rothstein, Tariq Remtulla celebrated at 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award dinner

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Distinguished Alumni: Linda Rothstein, Tariq Remtulla with Dean Mayo Moran and Justice James Farley.


By Lucianna Ciccocioppo

Under the soaring Tudor ceiling of the Hart House music room, amid the long harvest tables filled with family and friends, three notable alumni were celebrated at the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award dinner event April 2:  Justice James Farley, LLB 1966, Linda Rothstein, LLB 1980, and Tariq Remtulla, JD 2005. 

Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin is guest of honour for PBSC law students

Friday, April 4, 2014

Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin in a group shot with studentsThe chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, Beverly McLachlin, was the guest of honour at Pro Bono Students Canada’s volunteer appreciation event hosted recently at McCarthy Tétrault LLP. Law students from the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall chapters came together to hear the chief justice’s thoughts on a number of issues facing the Supreme Court.

Flip Your Wig for Justice launches at Faculty of Law

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Law students, faculty and staff put on quite the show recently, donning electric-coloured wigs for a good cause, and raising $3,332 for access to justice initiatives in Ontario.

Kawaskimhon Aboriginal Moot celebrates 20th anniversary

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Ontario’s resource riches in the northern Ring of Fire region (500 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay) was the background to the recent Kawaskimhon Aboriginal Moot. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the moot was hosted at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where it all started back in 1994. Law students, academics, Aboriginal elders, and lawyers working, studying and/or interested in Aboriginal law issues participated in the three-day event.