Prof. Kent Roach writes "Why the Quebec City mosque shooting was terrorism"

Friday, April 20, 2018

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Kent Roach argues that Alexandre Bissonnette could and should have been charged with terrorism as well as murder, on the basis of s.231(6.01) of the Criminal Code ("Why the Quebec City mosque shooting was terrorism," April 20, 2018).

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

Prof. Lisa Austin writes "Protecting the public interest when ‘Your user agreement sucks'"

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

In a commentary in the Toronto Star, Prof. Lisa Austin assesses some key issues that Canadians concerned about the state of our own privacy laws should focus on in the wake of the U.S. Senate hearings on Facebook ("Protecting the public interest when ‘Your user agreement sucks’," April 17, 2018).

Read the full commentary on the Toronto Star website, or below.

Prof. Anita Anand writes "Canada should take a U.S. approach to the Aecon takeover bid − and reject it"

Monday, April 16, 2018

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Anita Anand examines approaches to assessing national security concerns with regards to the bid by Chinese state-owned company China Communications Construction Co. to take over Canadian construction company Aecon Group Ltd. ("Canada should take a U.S. approach to the Aecon takeover bid − and reject it," April 16, 2018).

Alumnus Adam Dodek receives the 2018 Mundell Medal for legal writing

Friday, April 13, 2018
Adam Dodek

Alumnus Adam Dodek, LLM 2008, is the 2018 David Walter Mundell Medal recipient for excellence in legal writing. He is a law scholar and dean of the Common Law Section of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Dodek clerked for Justice Clair L’Heureux Dube at the Supreme Court of Canada.

2018 Moot Results: Memorable Achievements in Labour Arb and Jessup International Law Moot

Thursday, April 12, 2018

As always, U of T Law is proud of the accomplishments of its talented student mooters, and its negotiation and arbitration competition teams. Read on for the results of the 2018 moots and negotiation and arbitration competitions (this page will be updated as the results come in).

2018 Faculty of Law Convocation speaker is The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Portrait of former CJ Beverley McLachlin

The University of Toronto and the Faculty of Law are excited to announce The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, the first woman to serve as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, will be giving the Convocation address at the law school's ceremony on June 8, 2018.

Law students land top U of T intramural awards

Monday, April 2, 2018

At the recent university-wide Intramural Awards Banquet, Faculty of Law students won major awards, making this the best year ever for intramural sports at the law school.

The Faculty of Law was awarded the Stewart-Wodehouse banner and the John Robb banner for participation in co-ed and men's intramural sports respectively. These banners are awarded to the division with the greatest number of points based on participation. This year, more than 20 percent of the student body, about 140 plus, participated in at least two intramural games.

Prof. Kent Roach writes "Ending peremptory challenges in jury selection is a good first step" in Ottawa Citizen

Monday, April 2, 2018

In a commentary in the Ottawa Citizen, Prof. Kent Roach argues that the federal government's proposal in Bill C-75 to eliminate peremptory challenges in jury selection is an important first step towards ensuring representative juries ("Ending peremptory challenges in jury selection is a good first step," April 2, 2018).

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

Annual See Yourself Here event draws 200 high school students from across GTA

Monday, March 26, 2018

More than 200 high school students from the Greater Toronto Area, including the City of Toronto and York and Peel Regions,  attended the Faculty of Law’s 2018 See Yourself Here event, March 9th, to promote post-secondary education in law and legal careers, and help demystify the law school application process. Students came from approximately 20 different high schools. Originally started 10 years ago by members of the Black Law Students Association, the annual event invites high school students from cultures traditionally under-represented in law.

Alumna Justice Ritu Khullar appointed to Court of Appeal of Alberta

Thursday, March 22, 2018
headshot of Justice Ritu Khullar

Congratulations to alumna Justice Ritu Khullar, LLB 1991, appointed as a justice of the Court of Appeal of Alberta in Edmonton. She replaces Madam Justice S.J. Greckol, who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective January 1, 2018.

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, made the announcement March 15, 2018.