Enriching the Student Experience, Expanding our Alumni Network

Cornell Wright (JD/MBA 2000)Volunteer Cornell Wright (JD/MBA 2000)

Creating an engaged, supportive alumni network is crucial to the success of our students, our programs and the Faculty as a whole. For our students, the opportunity to meet with and ask some of our most influential alumni thought-provoking questions, helps shape their U of T Law experience. In the classroom, alumni provide tangible, practical examples to bring lessons to life, and in our programs, the support of our alumni and firm partners enrich the experience for all involved.

Talented and engaged alumni have a wealth of experience and skills to share with our current students.

Upper Year Moot Program Judges

We are seeking alumni to volunteer as judges for the Upper Year Moot Program for Winter 2023.

Judges review the factums and bench memo in advance, attend the moot to act as judges, ask questions during oral submissions, and complete a brief evaluation of the mooters. The moot court problems cover a variety of subject areas, including constitutional law, contracts, criminal law, torts, conflicts and oppression.

The moots will take place on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, January 30, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 31, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 2, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, February 6, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 8, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 9, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Those who wish to participate may indicate their preferred subject area(s), date(s), and time(s) by contacting:

Brian Radnoff
Moot Program Coordinator
Email: bradnoff@dickinsonwright.com
Phone: 416-777-4046



The Alumni-Student Mentorship Program fosters supportive connections between 1L students and alumni. Together with their mentor, students explore the legal profession and benefit from alumni's knowledge and experience. Mentors should have at least four years of professional experience. 

Join the 2023 Alumni-Student Mentorship Program

Alumni mentors should be prepared to meet (in-person or virtually) with their mentee throughout the 2023 winter semester. Please note that you do not need to be located in Toronto to participate in the program.

If you are interested in mentoring a U of T Law 1L student, please complete the registration form by January 8, 2023.

Once you complete the registration form, our office will share a list of key dates, mentoring resources, and instructions on how to create your profile on U of T Law CONNECT. You will notified of your match by January 20, 2023.

Program and Event Volunteers & Guest Speakers

Becoming involved in our program and events is a rewarding experience for both alumni and students.

Event Speaker and Moot Judges

The JD Admissions and Career Development offices seek alumni to speak for their various lecture series and student recruitment events. Also, alumni can volunteer as judges and advisors for the law school’s extensive mooting program.

Clinics and Programs

Our legal clinics and programs seek the expertise of our alumni. There are many opportunities to volunteer as an event speaker, lawyer or join an advisory committee. Some clinics and programs include: Downtown Legal Services, International Human Rights Clinic, Law in Action within Schools and the Pro Bono Student Canada U of T Chapter.

Venue or Event Host

Provide a venue for an alumni event (e.g. law firm, restaurant, home etc.)

Volunteer or Support Student Clubs

Transform the student experience through support of Law’s student clubs, co-curricular activities, and experiential learning. 

Alumni Reunion

Reunion Committee Member

Attracting over 500 alumni year over year, the Faculty of Law Reunion is your opportunity to connect with friends, reminisce about your days at law school and connect with colleagues from across the profession and beyond. Committee members assist with planning their class event, encourage attendance and build enthusiasm for the Faculty of Law Reunion.

Post a job opportunity for a U of T Law student

Visit our Career Development Office for more information.  

Volunteer with the Law Alumni Association (LAA)

Law Alumni Association

The Law Alumni Association (LAA) was established to promote the interests of the more than 10,000 graduates of the Faculty of Law, and to encourage the support and engagement of alumni and friends across program and events hosted by the Faculty of Law.

Our graduates include a long list of highly accomplished and respected practitioners, judges, academics, politicians and business professionals in a variety of sectors, all of whom have gone on to find rich and intellectually stimulating careers. 

LAA promotes alumni participation in the law school through events, governance and membership on alumni volunteer boards at both the Faculty and university-wide level. Our alumni contribute a wealth of ideas, talent and energy to student initiatives and programs and maintain strong contacts with the Faculty of Law community.

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

At the end of each academic year, the Dean reports on the academic year and the LAA President reports alumni engagement metrics and LAA council members will vote on nominations recommended by the Nominating Committee.

LAA Council

The Council of the Association comprises 15 elected members and a maximum of four elected officers (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary; see description of duties), as well as ex-officio members and honourary members, as provided for in the  LAA Constitution.

The Council supervises the conduct of all business of the Law Alumni Association and presents a report of its activities at the Annual General Meetings of the Association. In addition, it formulates and supervises implementation of the policies of the Association.

Find out how you can get more involved

For more information about how you can volunteer or get more engaged with your law school, please contact alumni.law@utoronto.ca.

Law Alumni Association (LAA)

LAA Council Members for 2022-2023

Executive Members of Council

Executive Members of Council



Melissa Kennedy (LLB 1987)


Mark Surchin (JD 1981)


Nicolas Daube (JD 2006)


Natalie Lum-Tai (JD 2015)


Members of Council

Members of Council



John P. Brown (LLB 1981) 

Council Member 

Steven Elliott (JD 1995)

Council Member

Laura Fric (LLB 1993)

Council Member

Hessam Ghadaki (JD/MA 2007)

Council Member

Krista Hill (LLB 1994) 

Council Member 

Michael Hong ( JD 2004)

Council Member

Tamara Kronis (LLB 1998) 

Council Member 

Brian Livingston (LLB 1980)

Council Member

Bilal Manji (JD 2016)

Council Member

Marcia Moffat (LLB/MBA 1996) 

Council Member 

Laura Zizzo (JD 2007) 

Council Member 

Ex-Officio Members of Council

  • Andrea Burke (LLB 1994) (Immediate Past President)
  • Jutta Brunnée (Dean)
  • Jennifer Lancaster (Assistant Dean, Advancement)
  • Willem Crispin-Frei  (Students Law Society President)
  • Sana Halwani (JD 2004) (UTAA  Representative)
  • Mark Surchin (JD 1981) (Council of Electors Representative)

Honourary Members of Council

  • The Hon. Rosalie S. Abella (1970)
  • The Hon. Robert P. Armstrong (1965)
  • Kirby Chown (1979)
  • The Hon. Bonnie Croll (1977)
  • The Hon. Kathryn N. Feldman (1973)
  • The Hon. Stephen T. Goudge (1968) 
  • The Hon. Horace Krever (1954)
  • The Hon. Michael J. Moldaver (1971)
  • The Hon. John Morden (1959)
  • Lionel H. Schipper (1956)


The 2023 Annual General Meeting will be scheduled for Spring 2023.

Questions? Please contact alumni.law@utoronto.ca.