Human Rights Panel: Technological Experiments in the Digital Age

Friday, January 18, 2019

(L) Farida Deif (moderator), Canada director at Human Rights Watch; Petra Molnar, technology and human rights researcher at the IHRP; Irene Poetranto, senior researcher at the Citizen Lab; and Cynthia Wong, internet and human rights researcher at Human Rights Watch.

 

Story and photos by Chelsey Legge, 4L JD/MPP

Top 10 news stories of 2018

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Top 10From outstanding students and remarkable events to alumni achievements and new faculty, here are the stories that made you click in 2018.

Faculty of Law alumni named to the Order of Canada

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
close up shot of order of canada medallion sitting on ribbon

Congratulations to two Faculty of Law alumni, among almost a dozen U of T alumni, who were appointed to the Order of Canada recently by Governor General Julie Payette, herself a U of T alumna and former astronaut.  

They were lauded for their work in law, climate science, journalism, music and public service, and more.

Prof. Michael Trebilcock writes "For developing countries looking for guidance, role models are sorely lacking"

Monday, January 7, 2019

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Michael Trebilcock writes about the difficulty of finding relevant role models for developing countries looking to improve the quality of their institutions ("For developing countries looking for guidance, role models are sorely lacking," January 1, 2019).

Read the full commentary on the Globe and Mail website, or below.


 

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 Jonathan Dawe and former faculty member Lorne Sossin 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.