Women in Law Through the Decades
It’s been over 100 years since the first female barrister in Canada – in fact, the entire British Empire – graduated from U of T with an LLB, yet a mere 30 years since women started entering the profession in any significant numbers.
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Meet our Female Faculty
Our female faculty members, numbering over 20 in total, are among the leading scholars nationally and internationally on a wide range of subjects, including many that have particular significance for women. See a directory of our female faculty.
Women and the Law Student GroupFeminist Law Students' Association
This student organization addresses the ways in which women and the law intersect: women at the law school, women in the legal profession, women affected by the law. Read more.This student organization's goal is to recognize and promote the discussion of gender inequalities within both the law school community and society at large. Read More.
Women's Human Rights
Legal Clinic
The Women's Human Rights Resources (WHRR) web site is is a free, accessible on-line bibliography and library of international women's rights law. Read more.Faculty of Law students can participate in the The Barbra Schlifer Memoral Clinic for women victims of violence.
International Programme on Reproductive and Sexual Health Law
The International Programme on Reproductive and Sexual Health Law aims to improve protection and promotion of rights relating to reproductive and sexual health. Read more.
The Women's Court of Canada
Prof. Denise Réaume is one of the founders of the Women's Court of Canada. She describes the project in an article in the 2008 issue of Nexus. The Court was launched in May 2008 with the conference "Rewriting Equality", held jointly between the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law School. The conference can be viewed in a webcast.