Alumna and former dean Mayo Moran installed as Trinity College provost & vice-chancellor

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Portrait of Dr. Mayo Moran, Trinity College's 15th Provost and Vice-Chancellor

Alumna and former dean of the Faculty of Law, Mayo Moran, SJD 1999, was installed as the 15th provost and vice-chancellor of Trinity College, in the University of Toronto, at its 2014 Matriculation Convocation ceremony September 3rd.

The annual event welcomes new students to Trinity College and this year included Dr. Moran’s formal installation.

Faculty of Law alumnus and gold medal graduate Bill Graham, LLB 1964, is the current Trinity College chancellor and also participated in the ceremony.

Alumna is first Aboriginal Canadian appointed VP on Canadian Commission for UNESCO

Friday, September 12, 2014
portrait of Danika Billie Littlechild

Alumna Danika Billie Littlechild, LLB 2000, a lawyer from the Ermineskin Cree Nation in Alberta, has been appointed the vice-president of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. She is the first Aboriginal Canadian appointed to this position.

Littlechild is a tireless advocate of Indigenous rights around the world, and an expert consultant in the laws affecting First Nations people. She’s also the niece of Wilton Littlechild, the first Indigenous person from Treaty No. 6 to earn a law degree, in 1974.

Aboriginal Youth Summer Program inspires another cohort of students

Friday, September 12, 2014

By Promise Holmes Skinner, AYSP Coordinator and Aboriginal Law Program Coordinator

They came from all over Canada, some from the far North and some from remote communities, to learn about the law. This year, the Aboriginal Youth Summer Program drew 23 First Nations, Inuit and Metis high school students eager to meet one another in a big city and immerse themselves in law and legal issues affecting their communities.

Special issue of UTLJ devoted to the residential school litigation and settlement

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The new issue (64:4) of the University of Toronto Law Journal (UTLJ) is a special issue devoted to the residential school litigation and settlement, co-edited by Profs. Mayo Moran and Kent Roach. As well as their introduction, each of them contributes an article, along with articles by other distinguished scholars including frequent visitor to the U of T law school, Prof. John Borrows.

See the issue web page on the University of Toronto Press website.

Profs. Hirschl and Shachar elected Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Prof. Ayelet Shachar, professor of law and political science, and Canada Research Chair in Citizenship and Multiculturalism, and Prof. Ran Hirschl, professor of political science and law, and Canada Research Chair in Constitutionalism, Democracy and Development, have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada.

Law school days are here for Class of 2017

Friday, September 5, 2014

Law students are back and have hit the books but this year about 200 1Ls have already completed their first credit, thanks to the new Legal Methods Intensive course that took place the last two weeks of August.

“Legal Methods was an excellent introduction to academic expectations, and to legal thinking and concepts, and gave me some insight into the time management skills law school will require,” says Judith Manger.

Legal Aid Ontario funding helps Downtown Legal Services expand family law help

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Faculty of Law’s Downtown Legal Services clinic will be able to expand its family law assistance for low-income Ontarians, thanks to a funding increase from Legal Aid Ontario (LAO).

LAO is providing more than $2 million over three years to six university-operated legal clinics.

LAWS program celebrates its first graduate to be accepted to law school—and Alissa Saieva picks U of T

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Portrait of Alissa Saieva

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo

Alissa Saieva, Class of 2017, brought a trifecta of firsts to the Faculty of Law when she started here on August 18th: She’s the first in her family to attend law school, the first Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS) graduate to attend U of T Law, and indeed the first LAWS grad be accepted into any law school.