SJD student Andrew Flavelle Martin writes "Targeting a judge isn't OK, whether in the U.S. or Canada"

Friday, February 10, 2017

In a commentary in the Ottawa Citizen, SJD student Andrew Flavelle Martin discusses the danger created by cases in both the US and Canada where judges have been targeted by elected officials ("Targeting a judge isn't OK, whether in the U.S. or Canada," February 9, 2017).

Read the full commentary on the Ottawa Citizen website, or below.


Prof. Jutta Brunnée and Stephen J. Toope write "Whither the rule of law?" in the Globe and Mail

Thursday, February 9, 2017

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Jutta Brunnée and Prof. Stephen J. Toope (director of the Munk School of Global Affairs) emphasize the importance of upholding international law in the face of U.S. President Trump's recent actions ("Whither the rule of law?", February 9, 2017). They conclude:

The winds are blowing hard right now. Laws limit our actions, yes. But they also protect us. The rule of law is not self-perpetuating. It must be defended, and not just by lawyers, but by all citizens who may one day need its shelter.

Prof. Brenda Cossman writes "We must do better for sexual assault survivors. The answer isn’t rocket science"

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Brenda Cossman discusses ways to address the issue of the large number of sexual assault complaints being dismissed by police forces as "unfounded" ("We must do better for sexual assault survivors. The answer isn’t rocket science," February 6, 2017).

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


Alumna and Métis Nation of Ontario President Margaret Froh: "It's a beautiful time to be Métis"

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Métis Nation of Ontario President and alumna Margaret Froh, first row and second from left, with Indigenous students past, present and future.

Margaret Froh spoke at the Faculty of Law about the historical struggles of the Métis, recent legal victories, and what the future holds

By Peter Boisseau

Law in the Age of Trump - Panel Discussion - Watch the webcast

Monday, February 6, 2017

The Faculty of Law presents:

"Law in the Age of Trump” Panel Discussion


Monday February 6th

 at  4:10-5:30pm


Panelists:  Professors Lisa Austin, Jutta Brunnée, Anver Emon, Audrey Macklin and David Schneiderman

UTLaw students participate in first ever Canada-wide 'research-a-thon' to support a legal challenge to the Safe Third Country Agreement with the US

Friday, February 3, 2017
children with pro-refugee signs at a protest

On February 4, 2017, law students across Canada will unite in response to Trump's executive order banning nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries. This is the first time that Canadian law students have coordinated an effort of this magnitude.

"We currently have 36 U of T law students and alumni participating, as well as support from the library and Professors Stacey and Macklin. All 22 law schools across the country are participating, with a total of over 600 students," said Simon Gooding-Townsend, JD/Master of Public Policy Candidate 2017.

Alumnus, former U of T law dean Ron Daniels reflects on US travel ban in Washington Post, also featured in National Post about his Canadian pride

Friday, February 3, 2017
Ron Daniels

Alumnus and former U of T law dean, Ron Daniels, JD 1986, currently the president of Johns Hopkins University, wrote a statement to his university community, as many academics have done in North America, in light of the US travel ban and the situation in that country.

He recalled his family’s Jewish refugee story and spoke of his gratitude for Canada’s acceptance of his father and family members, mere months before Hitler invaded Poland. Read his letter, which was reprinted in the Washington Post.

Message from Dean Ed Iacobucci on recent events in the United States and Quebec

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

President Meric Gertler issued a statement yesterday expressing dismay at recent events in the United States.  He spoke on behalf of all of us when he said that discrimination on the basis of nationality or birthplace is antithetical to the University of Toronto’s, and indeed Canada’s values.  At the Faculty of Law, we have a special responsibility to champion the rule of law.  This week’s seemingly cavalier dismissals of international nor

NB: JD applications deadline extended in light of US situation

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

If you are affected directly or indirectly by the US-based travel ban, or if you have changed your mind about attending a US law school, and are now considering attending a Canadian one, please note we have extended the deadline for JD applications here at the Faculty of Law.

Morris A. Gross Memorial Lecture: Alumnus Ontario Chief Justice Strathy calls on justices to embrace 'Gladue Spirit' in sentencing as part of reconciliation

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Humility and humanity are important virtues for judges to have in an evolving world

By Peter Boisseau / Photography by Oliver Salathiel

Judges should demonstrate “humility and humanity” when dealing with court cases involving Indigenous peoples, Ontario Chief Justice George Strathy, told a Faculty of Law audience at the Morris A. Gross Memorial Lecture.