Watch the video of the annual Wright Lecture - Philip Pettit on “The Elusive Sovereign”

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Philip PettitThe annual Cecil A. Wright Memorial Lecture marked its 50th anniversary with a talk on October 10, 2019 by Philip Pettit, L.S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University. The inaugural lecture had been given in 1969 by Prof J. Fleming (Univ of California).

Listen to Prof. Audrey Macklin interviewed on CBC radio's The Sunday Edition about immigration and asylum-seekers

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

On CBC Radio's program The Sunday Edition, host Michael Enright conducted an extensive interview with Prof. Audrey Macklin, Chair in Human Rights, regarding perceptions about the issue of immigration and asylum-seekers in Canada.

SJD student Mariam Olafuyi receives African Scholars Award

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Based on a story by Perry King

SJD student Mariam Olafuyi has been awarded an emerging academic award at the third annual African Scholars Awards ceremony. 

The awards, created by the University of Toronto’s African Alumni Association, recognize the winners for their commitment to building and strengthening communities inside and outside U of T in ways that promote diversity, inclusivity and innovation. Twenty-five students, faculty, staff and alumni received awards at an event at the William Waters Lounge in Woodsworth College.

Prof. Trudo Lemmens co-authors "The latest medical assistance in dying decision needs to be appealed: Here’s why"

Thursday, October 10, 2019

In a commentary in The Conversation, Prof. Trudo Lemmens and co-author Laverne Jacobs  (University of Windsor , Faculty of Law) argue that what’s known as the Truchon decision, which invalidated Canada’s “reasonable foreseeable death” and “end of life” access criteria for medical assistance in dying, should be appealed ("The latest medical assistance in dying decision needs to be appealed: Here’s why," October 9, 2019).

Watch the video of the Grand Moot

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Grand Moot 2019 group photo
Photo by Vivian Cheng, courtesy of Ultra Vires

Introducing our new Assistant Dean, Advancement, Jennifer Lancaster

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Jennifer LancasterThe Faculty of Law is pleased to welcome Jennifer Lancaster as the new Assistant Dean, Advancement. Jennifer joined the law school in September 2019. Jennifer writes:

Justice Rosalie Abella '70 receives U of T alumni award for 'unwavering commitment to human rights and equality'

Monday, October 7, 2019

Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella on stage at the Jackman Law Building: U of T, she said, “allowed me as a young woman to luxuriate in the prospect that anything was possible” (all photos by Nick Iwanyshyn)

By Richard Blackwell

Prof. Audrey Macklin's research on Canada's private refugee sponsorship program profiled in U of T Magazine

Thursday, October 3, 2019

A feature article in U of T Magazine profiles Prof. Audrey Macklin's research on Canada's groundbreaking private refugee sponsorship program ("The Power of Good Intentions: Canada’s program of private refugee sponsorship has been held up as a model for the world. Could it be even better?", October 2, 2019).

When she was named a 2017 Trudeau Fellow, Macklin’s research question was: How does the process of helping refugees become citizens transform the citizenship of sponsors?

Prof. Gillian Hadfield co-authors "Momentum is building to fix our legal system. Let’s seize it" in the Salt Lake Tribune

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

In a commentary in the Salt Lake Tribune, Prof. Gillian Hadfield and her co-authors, Deno Himonas and John Lund, describe the value of the reforms they propose for legal regulation in the American state of Utah. All three were members of a joint Supreme Court/Utah Bar task force to address the access-to-justice gap in Utah ("Momentum is building to fix our legal system. Let’s seize it," September 20, 2019).

Prof. Anita Anand awarded the Yvan Allaire medal by the Royal Society of Canada

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Professor Anita Anand, J.R. Kimber Chair in Investor Protection and Corporate GovernanceProf. Anita Anand, who holds the J.R. Kimber Chair in Investor Protection and Corporate Governance, has been awarded the Yvan Allaire Medal by the Royal Society of Canada.