Judicial appointments for alumni John J.L. Hunter '75 and the Hon. Shaun S. Nakatsuru '85

Friday, April 28, 2017

The Faculty of Law extends its congratulations to alumni John J.L. Hunter '75 and the Honourable Shaun S. Nakatsuru '85, who have received judicial appointments from the Government of Canada.

John James Lyon Hunter, Senior Litigation Counsel at Hunter Litigation Chambers in Vancouver, has been appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia.

Watch the keynote speech from the "Artificial Intelligence, Technology and the Future of Law" conference

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Watch Professor Dana Remus of the UNC School of Law give the keynote address at the conference "Artificial Intelligence, Technology and the Future of Law." The conference was hosted by the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law on March 25, 2017.

New book about Prof. Arthur Ripstein's study of Kant, "Force and Freedom"

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Freedom and ForceProf. Arthur Ripstein's seminal book Force and Freedom: Kant's Legal and Political Philosophy is the subject of a new book that collects essays from leading scholars in law and philosophy.

Congratulations to Cressy Student Leadership Award Recipients

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Faculty of Law extends warm congratulations to the following graduating students who have been selected as University of Toronto Cressy Student Leadership Award recipients:

Latest issue of Nexus magazine is out - featuring "The road to mental health"

Monday, April 24, 2017

The new issue of Nexus has just been published and should be arriving in alumni mailboxes soon.

In this issue: "The road to mental health," a look at the initiatives available to our law students; "Crystal-ball gazing in a Trump world," featuring 'micro’ op-eds by our scholars; "A talk with the treasurer," with alumnus and LSUC treasurer, Paul Schabas and close-ups with alumni Melinda Park, of BLG, and Frederick Kan, the first Chinese-Canadian graduate of the Faculty of Law. Plus, Reunion photos, Class Notes and more.

UN in Canada names alumnus Hon. Bill Graham 2017 Global Citizen Laureate

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Bill Graham

The United Nations Association in Canada has announced Faculty of Law alumnus and Trinity College chancellor Bill Graham is the 2017 Global Citizen Laureate.

SJD student Haim Abraham writes "Trump’s misguided logic for bombing Syria" in Toronto Star

Monday, April 10, 2017

In a commentary in the Toronto Star, SJD student and Vanier Scholar Haim Abraham analyzes President Trump's speech regarding the U. S. cruise missile attack on a Syrian air base in the context of International Law ("Trump’s misguided logic for bombing Syria," April 7, 2017).

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


Understanding reconciliation with the Blanket Exercise

Friday, April 7, 2017

By Peter Boisseau / Photography by Lucianna Ciccocioppo

On an early spring day, dozens of students, faculty and other members of the University of Toronto law school community who have gathered in Rowell Room in Flavelle House listen quietly as they are warned that what they are about to experience will not be easy.

How the new Internet-based model of selling human attention evolved: Columbia Law's Tim Wu, author, The Attention Merchants, gives 2017 Grafstein Lecture

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Tim Wu

"I think the web has come close to hitting rock bottom..."

By Peter Boisseau

Like the snake oil salesmen of yesteryear, U.S. President Donald Trump has mastered the most “despicable” techniques of harvesting human attention, author Tim Wu told a University of Toronto law school audience at the 2017 Grafstein Lecture in Communications.

Law students describe experience of taking part in "U of T Women in House"

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella '70 talks with the U of T Women in House students
Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella '70 talks with the U of T Women in House students