Toronto homecoming for renowned law and economics scholar: Meet new faculty member Professor Gillian Hadfield

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
photo of Gillian Hadfield

Global authority on the intersection between law and technology returns to Canada to join a vibrant and thriving powerhouse for AI research and legal tech

By Sheldon Gordon

Gillian Hadfield, a leading scholar and advocate for legal reform and redesign, is the latest pioneering academic to be drawn by Toronto’s growing reputation as an advanced technology hub.

Meet new faculty member Professor Chris Essert

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Prof. Christopher Essert

By Sheldon Gordon

Eight years ago, when he began his academic career at Queen's Faculty of Law, Chris Essert was assigned to teach a course on property law.  He discovered that the connection between property rights and equality under the law raised so many interesting questions that it was an area he should address in his research, too. 

Prof. Anita Anand writes "Premier Doug Ford’s firing of Hydro One board and CEO disconcerting for future"

Monday, August 13, 2018

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Anita Anand assesses the impact of Ontario Premier Doug Ford's removal of the board and CEO of Hydro One. "This conduct is disconcerting" she writes. "Once a government decides that it can use its power to usurp a corporation’s governance, what are the limits on such conduct?" ("Premier Doug Ford’s firing of Hydro One board and CEO disconcerting for future," August 12, 2018).

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Dean’s Graduate Student Leadership Awards

Friday, August 10, 2018

Dean Edward Iacobucci is delighted to announce that the recipients of our Dean’s Graduate Student Leadership Awards:

University of Toronto Law Journal - special issue on Indigenous Law, and focus feature on National Security Litigation

Thursday, August 9, 2018

The new issue of the University of Toronto Law Journal (Volume 68 Issue 3, summer 2018 ) is a special issue on Indigenous Law. The four articles in this special feature include Prof. Douglas Sanderson's "The residue of imperium: Property and sovereignty on Indigenous lands."

Nine law alumni selected to Canadian Lawyer's Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers List for 2018

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
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Nine Faculty of Law alumni have been named to Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers list, an annual ranking which recognizes lawyers who have stood out professionally over the last 18 months. This is the ninth year for the popular list. The magazine says it received hundreds of nominations, and selected 177 finalists who met the criteria. An online poll, where more than 10,000 people voted, and input from the editorial board selected the Top 25. 

A Letter From Shanghai: D'Arcy White fills us in on his Dr. Scott Guan China Law Practice internship

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

First time in China, first time working at a law firm: Student D'Arcy White with Zhong Lun Law firm colleagues at head office in Shanghai.

Story and Photos By D'Arcy White, 2L

When I first met Dr. Scott Guan, he told me his main motivation for setting up the Dr. Scott Guan China Law Practice Award was an old Chinese proverb: “It is better to travel 10,000 miles than to read 10,000 books.”

In memoriam: Prof. Blaine Baker, 1952 - 2018

Friday, July 20, 2018

The Faculty of Law is saddened to announce the passing of Visiting Professor G. Blaine Baker. Professor Baker was an accomplished scholar in the area of Canadian legal history, as well as commercial and administrative law.  He was the recipient of publishing awards from the Canadian Law and Society Association, the Canadian Association of Law Libraries, the American Society for Legal History and the Canadian Historical Association. 

Prof. Anita Anand writes "Time for the OSC to revisit its policy on no-contest settlements" in Globe and Mail

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Anita Anand assesses the Ontario Security Commission's use of no-contest settlements and argues that "We should question whether the alleged benefits of no-contest settlements, including efficiency and deterrence, outweigh the weaknesses of this enforcement program" ("Time for the OSC to revisit its policy on no-contest settlements," July 10, 2018).

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

Think Locally, Act Globally: Challenging Canada's Human Rights Record at the UN

Monday, July 9, 2018

IHRP panel

(L) Samer Muscati, Director, International Human Rights Program; Shalini Konanur, Executive Director, South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO); Amanda Dale, Executive Director, Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic; Angela Wong, Staff Lawyer, Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC); and Monette Maillet, Director General, Canadian Human Rights Commission.


By Jenny Mao, 3L