Professor Christopher Essert argues it's possible to reimagine property as an egalitarian institution: CBC Radio's Ideas

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

University of Toronto Professor Rinaldo Walcott is the director of U of T's Women and Gender Studies Institute and an associate professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). His research is in the area of Black Diaspora Cultural Studies, gender and sexuality.

Walcott examines the relationship between policing and property in his book, On Property. He argues the history of being bought and sold shapes Black people's relationship to the idea of property. 

Law Alumni Association (LAA) welcomes new Council and Executive members

Monday, May 10, 2021


The Law Alumni Association (LAA) was established to promote the interests of the more than 10,000 graduates of the Faculty of Law, and to encourage the support and engagement of alumni and friends across program and events hosted by the Faculty.

At the Annual General Meeting, held virtually on April 28, new Council members elected to a three-year term include:

The Enigmatic W.P.M. Kennedy: The Champlain Society podcast with University Professor and Dean Emeritus Martin L. Friedland

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

In a new episode of The Champlain Society podcast, host Greg Marchildon interviews legal scholar, University Professor and Dean Emeritus Martin L. Friedland on his biography of the law school's first Dean, W.P.M. Kennedy, Searching for W.P.M. Kennedy: The Biography of an Enigma (University of Toronto Press 2020).

The Climate Crisis and International Law: Dean Jutta Brunnée in conversation with Bryce Rudyk (JD 2005)

Monday, May 3, 2021

Confronting climate change will require a significant reform of domestic and international economies and politics. Given the range of different national interests, policies, governance and diplomacy at play, can international legal agreements like the Paris Climate Agreement really make a difference? Five years later, what has been accomplished and what's next?

'Completely misunderstood' – University Professor Arthur Ripstein explores Immanuel Kant's views on war

Friday, April 30, 2021

Arthur Ripstein

A colleague of Arthur Ripstein’s once described the 18th century German philosopher Immanuel Kant as “the philosopher for people who like philosophy too much.”

Ripstein freely admits belonging to this group.  He’s spent decades researching and teaching Kantian legal and political philosophy and is currently finishing his latest book about the philosopher, Kant and the Law of War. It will be available in September.

Innovative new Oxford University Press book series on Ethics in Context launched by Professor Markus Dubber

Friday, April 30, 2021

Architecture is a part of daily life that often gets overlooked.

From a simple doorknob to spectacular feats of engineering, such as the 430-metre Zhangjiajie skywalk bridge in China’s Hunan Province, the built environment reflects and responds to societies’ values.

It also raises questions about aesthetics, technology – and ethics.

U of T Law alumna Julianne K. Lamb (LLB 1993) appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced Apr. 27 new judicial appointments in the province of British Columbia. 

Faculty of Law alumna Justice Julianne K. Lamb (LLB 1993), Q.C., grew up in Mountain, Ontario. She earned a Bachelor of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo in 1990 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Toronto in 1993. She was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1994 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2018.

Leaders Summit on Climate: Q&A with Dean Jutta Brunnée

Thursday, April 22, 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden has invited 40 world leaders to the Leaders Summit on Climate, April 22 (Earth Day) and April 23.

According to the White House announcement, the summit “will underscore the urgency – and the economic benefits – of stronger climate action.  It will be a key milestone on the road to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) this November in Glasgow.”