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.  

Prof. Jennifer Nedelsky receives a Jackman Humanities Institute Research Fellowship

Monday, April 18, 2016

Prof. Jennifer NedelskyProf. Jennifer Nedelsky has been awarded a Jackman Humanities Institute Research Fellowship from the U of T’s Jackman Humanities Institute. The Fellowship and the Institute are named after former university chancellor and law alumnus Hal Jackman, LLB 1954.

Advance on Antarctica: Alumna raises funds for True Patriot Love charity

Friday, April 15, 2016

Anne-Marie Sorrenti, ‘99, scaled Vinson Massif in an expedition of a lifetime

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo

Alumna Anne-Marie Sorrenti in AntarcticaSilence, sun and colours greeted alumna Anne-Marie Sorrenti, JD 1999, when she stepped off a Russian military jet and walked into Antarctica earlier this year.

Prof. Kent Roach co-winner of Reg Robson Award from BC Civil Liberties Association

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Prof. Kent RoachProf. Kent Roach and his co-author Craig Forcese (University of Ottawa Faculty of Law) have been awarded the Reg Robson Award by the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) for their work on changing public opinion about Bill C-51, the "Anti-Terrorism Act."

2016 moot results: Another banner year with six first-place finishes

Monday, April 11, 2016

Here are the final results for the 2016 mooting season

Faculty of Law students wrapped up another banner mooting season, in a variety of competitions, with six first-place victories, five second-place spots, six general oralist awards, in addition to five best facta and two other facta awards, thanks to the dedication and time of many students, faculty and alumni.

Bar Exam Prep Course sessions for internationally trained lawyers

Monday, April 4, 2016

The Internationally Trained Lawyers Program (ITLP) of the Faculty of Law is offering a live session of the Bar Exam Prep Course (BEPC) in preparation for the June 2016 Law Society of Upper Canada licensing exams. These intensive prep classes will be held evenings and weekends from May 26th to May 30th (Barrister) and from June 9th to June 13th (Solicitor).