There's still time to give! Important Tax Year-End Procedures

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Support our exceptional students with a gift to Campaign for Excellence without Barriers this holiday season. There are several ways to make your donation before December 31st.

The Office of Advancement at the Faculty of Law will open during regular business hours until Friday, December 21st, 2018:

Prof. Anita Anand writes "Doug Ford needs to step back and let Hydro One’s board do its job"

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Anita Anand assesses the negative impact of government intervention in the affairs of arm’s-length bodies that are not established to run as political entities, such as Hydro One ("Doug Ford needs to step back and let Hydro One’s board do its job," December 14, 2018).

Alumnus, and also former faculty member, receive judicial appointments

Monday, December 17, 2018

Former Faculty of Law Associate Dean Lorne Sossin and Adjunct Professor Jonathan Dawe, Class of 1994, have been appointed to the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario in Toronto, announced Dec. 13, 2018, by Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody Reybould.

Dawe, a partner at Dawe & Dineen, is appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario in Newmarket. Sossin, a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and its former dean, is appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario in Toronto.

2018 Faculty of Law Year in Review

Friday, December 14, 2018

Dear Alumni and Friends, 

It's been another tremendous year at the Faculty of Law! As winter and the joy of the holiday season begins with family and friends, I would like to share my reflections on another remarkable year at your law school.

Celebrations abound

Alumna Renu Mandhane recognized with 2018 Ed McIsaac Human Rights in Corrections Award

Friday, December 14, 2018
Portrait of Renu Mandhane

Alumna Renu Mandhane, JD 2001, chief commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC), and former executive director of the Faculty of Law’s International Human Rights Program, is the 2018 recipient of the Ed McIsaac Human Rights in Corrections Award.

The award recognizes Mandhane’s advocacy work to improve correctional practices, and was established in honour of Ed McIsaac, who served as executive director of the Office of the Correctional Investigator for 18 years.

Prof. Kent Roach writes "Is police independence at risk in Ontario?" in Globe and Mail

Monday, December 10, 2018

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Kent Roach writes about the importance of police independence in the context of the Ipperwash inquiry and of Ontario's new government ("Is police independence at risk in Ontario?", December 10, 2018).

"Police independence is a poorly understood and sometimes abused concept. But that does not mean that is not fundamental to democracy and the rule of law."

Prof. Anita Anand writes "There’s one legal way to insider trade — but maybe there shouldn’t be"

Friday, December 7, 2018

In a commentary in the Financial Post, Prof. Anita Anand analyzes Bombardier's Automatic Share Disposition Plan (ASDP), which allows executives to exercise their options and sell the resulting stock ("There’s one legal way to insider trade — but maybe there shouldn’t be," December 7, 2018).

Read the full story on the Financial Post website, or below.


 

Prof. Anita Anand writes "Canadian taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for Bombardier’s bad corporate governance"

Thursday, December 6, 2018

In a commentary in the Financial Post, Prof. Anita Anand argues that a federal bailout of Bombardier would be unwise as long as that company maintains its dual-class share structure ("Canadian taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for Bombardier’s bad corporate governance," December 5, 2018).

Be it resolved: The prohibition on payment for surrogacy and gametes in Canada should be repealed

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Debate chair Professor Roxanne Mykitiuk, Osgoode Hall Law School, Vida Panitch, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Carleton University and Professor Françoise Baylis of Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine

Debate discusses if current prohibition is required or justified

Story and photo by Peter Boisseau