Prof. Karen Knop awarded British Academy Visiting Fellowship for "Peace Cases and Peace Camps" project

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Prof. Karen Knop has been awarded a British Academy Visiting Fellowship. She will be at the Centre for Women, Peace & Security at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the autumn of 2018.

Her project is "Peace Cases and Peace Camps: A Study in Feminist International Law and Foreign Affairs Law." Here is the abstract:

Graham Fellow Maria Banda writes "Comeau ruling about more than beer and the Supreme Court got it right"

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

In a commentary in the Toronto Star, Maria Banda, Graham Fellow at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, analyzes the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in the Comeau case about inter-provincial beer purchase ("Comeau ruling about more than beer and the Supreme Court got it right," April 24, 2018).

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


Comeau ruling about more than beer and the Supreme Court got it right

Maria Banda

April 24, 2018

SJD student Daniel Del Gobbo co-authors article in Policy Options on modernizing the criminal justice system in the wake of #MeToo

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

SJD student and Trudeau Scholar Daniel Del Gobbo has co-authored (with Vathsala Illesinghe) a commentary in the magazine Policy Options, "The #MeToo movement has exposed inequalities in the legal system that disadvantage women. Restorative justice could help in certain sexual violence cases" (April 23, 2018).

Read the full commentary on the Policy Options website, or below.

Prof. Kent Roach writes "Why the Quebec City mosque shooting was terrorism"

Friday, April 20, 2018

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Kent Roach argues that Alexandre Bissonnette could and should have been charged with terrorism as well as murder, on the basis of s.231(6.01) of the Criminal Code ("Why the Quebec City mosque shooting was terrorism," April 20, 2018).

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

Prof. Lisa Austin writes "Protecting the public interest when ‘Your user agreement sucks'"

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

In a commentary in the Toronto Star, Prof. Lisa Austin assesses some key issues that Canadians concerned about the state of our own privacy laws should focus on in the wake of the U.S. Senate hearings on Facebook ("Protecting the public interest when ‘Your user agreement sucks’," April 17, 2018).

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

Prof. Anita Anand writes "Canada should take a U.S. approach to the Aecon takeover bid − and reject it"

Monday, April 16, 2018

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Anita Anand examines approaches to assessing national security concerns with regards to the bid by Chinese state-owned company China Communications Construction Co. to take over Canadian construction company Aecon Group Ltd. ("Canada should take a U.S. approach to the Aecon takeover bid − and reject it," April 16, 2018).

Alumnus Adam Dodek receives the 2018 Mundell Medal for legal writing

Friday, April 13, 2018
Adam Dodek

Alumnus Adam Dodek, LLM 2008, is the 2018 David Walter Mundell Medal recipient for excellence in legal writing. He is a law scholar and dean of the Common Law Section of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Dodek clerked for Justice Clair L’Heureux Dube at the Supreme Court of Canada.

2018 Moot Results: Memorable Achievements in Labour Arb and Jessup International Law Moot

Thursday, April 12, 2018

As always, U of T Law is proud of the accomplishments of its talented student mooters, and its negotiation and arbitration competition teams. Read on for the results of the 2018 moots and negotiation and arbitration competitions (this page will be updated as the results come in).

2018 Faculty of Law Convocation speaker is The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Portrait of former CJ Beverley McLachlin

The University of Toronto and the Faculty of Law are excited to announce The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, the first woman to serve as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, will be giving the Convocation address at the law school's ceremony on June 8, 2018.

Law students land top U of T intramural awards

Monday, April 2, 2018

At the recent university-wide Intramural Awards Banquet, Faculty of Law students won major awards, making this the best year ever for intramural sports at the law school.

The Faculty of Law was awarded the Stewart-Wodehouse banner and the John Robb banner for participation in co-ed and men's intramural sports respectively. These banners are awarded to the division with the greatest number of points based on participation. This year, more than 20 percent of the student body, about 140 plus, participated in at least two intramural games.