U of T Law ranked first in Canada: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 by subject

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The University of Toronto Faculty of Law is ranked first in Canada and among the top 20 law schools in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 by subject. 

David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights launches new podcast, "Charter: A Course"

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Charter: A Course

Charter: A Course is a podcast created by the Faculty of Law's David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights. 

Hosted by the Centre’s Executive Director Cheryl Milne, the podcast focuses on Canadian constitutional law and litigation.

David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights statement regarding SCC decision: Toronto (City) v Ontario (Attorney General)

Friday, October 1, 2021

News Statement: Toronto (City) v Ontario (Attorney General)

In a deeply divided 5 to 4 decision released today, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the Better Local Government Act, 2018 as constitutional. This legislation was enacted by the newly elected Ford government in 2018, midway through an ongoing municipal election. The legislation reduced the number of wards of Toronto City Council from 47 wards to 25 wards.

Indigenous Law Journal prize honours the memory of Métis alumnus Justin Basinger

Thursday, September 30, 2021

The new award will recognize the best annual submission to the Faculty of Law's student-edited Indigenous Law Journal

Justin Basinger

Métis lawyer Justin Basinger (1987-2020), a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, is being remembered through the establishment of an annual prize designated to the academic journal he once co-edited. Family, friends and colleagues united to contribute more than $35,000 to establish the endowed award.

Christa Big Canoe (LLB 2005) receives the Alnoba Moment of Truth Award

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Established by the Alnoba Lewis Family Foundation, Christa Big Canoe (LLB 2005) has been named the recipient of the Alnoba Moment of Truth Award.

Watch the 2021 Grand Moot Livestream: Police Surveillance and the Charter

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Watch four of the law school's most skilled mooters (Mackenzie Faulkner and Madeleine Andrew-Gee vs. Militza Boljević and Ema Ibraković) make their submissions to members of the panel of Honourable Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada: Rosalie Silberman Abella (BA UC 1967, LLB 1970), Andromache Karakatsanis (BA VIC 1977) and Mahmud Jamal (BA TRIN 1989). 

Theodore “Ted” Rachlin Fellowships support U of T Law students in the pursuit of academic and professional excellence

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Theodore “Ted” Rachlin (JD 1957), Q.C. (Photo by Macdonell Photography)

Theodore “Ted” Rachlin (JD 1957), Q.C. (Photo by Macdonell Photography)

The Rachlin family establishes a fund for JD students in honour of U of T alumnus Ted Rachlin.

At the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, student fellowships are among the Faculty’s top priorities to attract and recruit the best students to the JD program.

Faculty of Law update: International Human Rights Program (IHRP)

Friday, September 17, 2021

Dear Faculty Community,

I write to provide a brief update on the search for a new director for the International Human Rights Program (IHRP). As many of you will know, we resumed the search for a director in June. In the course of the search process, we extended an offer to the preferred candidate. I can now share the news that the preferred candidate expressed their appreciation for what they described as a good-faith offer, but ultimately decided to decline.

Distinguished alumnus R. Douglas Elliott recognized by LGBT Purge Fund with gift of new U of T Law fellowships

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Douglas Elliott stands with arms folded in front of a rainbow flag

University of Toronto alumnus R. Douglas Elliott is a leader in the field of class actions and is well known for his work on landmark constitutional cases including same sex marriage (photo courtesy of Cambridge LLP)

Fresh takes: U of T alumna organizes undergraduate research conference at the Centre for Ethics

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

For 15 years, the University of Toronto’s Centre for Ethics has served as a nexus for research and discourse on the ethical aspects of virtually every subject imaginable – from artificial intelligence to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yet, today’s scholars of ethics aren’t only looking at new problems. They’re also questioning the very foundations of what many think of as received wisdom.