Asper Centre announces Janet Minor as Constitutional-Litigator-in-Residence for Fall 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

Janet MinorThe Faculty of Law’s David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights is pleased to announce that Treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Janet Minor, will be the Asper Centre’s Constitutional-Litigator-in-Residence for the fall 2016. 

Alumnus Fred Kan, first Chinese-Canadian to graduate from UTLaw, featured on cover of Hong Kong Lawyer

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Fred Kan on left on cover of Hong Kong Lawyer magazine

Alumnus Fred Kan, Class of 1967, is featured on the cover of Hong Kong Lawyer magazine for his outstanding contributions—almost 50 years—to the legal profession and public service, spanning two countries.

Prof. Brenda Cossman receives Lexpert Zenith Award

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Prof. Brenda CossmanProf. Brenda Cossman is the recipient of a 2016 Lexpert Zenith Award.  This year’s awards were presented to those who have demonstrated excellence, action and thought leadership in ways that advanced diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and society.  Prof.

Prof. Trudo Lemmens co-authors "Should assisted dying for psychiatric disorders be legalized in Canada?"

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

In a commentary in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), Prof. Trudo Lemmens and Dr. Scott Kim, a physician and bioethicist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) argue that offering medical assistance in dying to people in Canada on the basis of psychiatric illnesses could put vulnerable people at risk ("Should assisted dying for psychiatric disorders be legalized in Canada?," June 21, 2016).

Read the full commentary on the CMAJ website.

Canada Should Remove Mexico from Refugee ‘Safe’ List: new IHRP report

Monday, June 20, 2016

New report highlights how Mexico remains unsafe, particularly for people affected by HIV

(Toronto, June 20, 2016) — Canada should remove Mexico from its refugee ‘safe’ list because of the country’s serious human rights abuses, the University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Program (IHRP) said in a new report released today. Failure to do so could place Canada in violation of its international legal obligations.

Prof. Ripstein named University Professor, the most prestigious designation at U of T

Friday, June 17, 2016

The Faculty of Law’s The Faculty of Law’s Arthur Ripstein, professor of law and philosophy, and a 2016 Killam Research Fellow, has been designated a University Professor. This designation recognizes remarkable scholarly achievement and pre-eminence, and is the University of Toronto’s most prestigious professorship. It is highly competitive in nature, since no more than two per cent of the professoriate may hold this distinguished designation at a time. 

New U of T Rhodes Scholar James Flynn will come to U of T Law after his stint at Oxford

Thursday, June 16, 2016

James Flynn

James Flynn (Diana Tyszko photo)

Newfoundland and Oxford might seem far removed in some respects, but the hop from St. John’s International Airport to Heathrow in London is only five hours.

Two SJD students awarded prestigious Trudeau Scholarships for 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016
Trudeau Foundation logo

By Terry Lavender

Two Faculty of Law SJD students are among 15 national recipients of the prestigious Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation doctoral scholarship for 2016. A total of three U of T doctoral students received the scholarships.

Law students Christopher Campbell-Duruflé researches international law and climate change, and Ido Katri documents the rise of trans rights for gender self-determination.

Class of 2016 Convocation Day

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Newly graduated student giving thumbs-up

Photos: Jeff Kirk

More than 200 graduates from the Class of 2016 can now call themselves Faculty of Law alumni, after receiving their degrees at Convocation Day, June 3, and celebrating with family and friends.