Recent alumni judicial appointment: Rita Jean Maxwell '01

Friday, October 13, 2017

Alumna Rita Jean Maxwell '01 has been appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice by the Province of Ontario. She will preside in Toronto.

Justice Rita Jean Maxwell was called to the bar in 2002. She was most recently legal counsel for the Ontario Court of Appeal, while at the same time acting as an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, in evidence law, and at the Ryerson University Law Practice Program. Justice Maxwell is an active volunteer with the Ontario Justice Education Network and Law In Action Within Schools program.

A student writes: Indigenous Law in Context at Neyaashiinigmiing Cape Croker Reserve

Friday, October 13, 2017

By Meena Sundararaj, 2L / Photos by Amanda Carling, manager, Indigenous Initiatives Office

This September, about 30 staff and students from U of T Law went to Neyaashiinigmiing Cape Croker Reserve and learned from experts on Anishinaabe law. This was the second year of our school’s Indigenous Law in Context program.

The Limits and Legitimacy of Referenda

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Story and Photos By Katelin Everson, JD/MBA student and research assistant to Prof. Richard Stacey

Prof. Michael Trebilcock to present at International Monetary Fund global conference, Oct. 11th: A Q & A on his upcoming talk

Thursday, October 5, 2017

“Taking the facts seriously”: A Conversation with Professor Michael Trebilcock

Renowned law and economics scholar University Professor Michael Trebilcock will present a paper, “The Fracturing of the Post-War Free Trade Consensus: The Challenges of Constructing a New Consensus,” at the International Monetary Fund’s conference “Meeting Globalization’s Challenges,” October 11, 2017, in Washington, DC.

Watch the 2017 Grand Moot online

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Sketches of the 2017 Grand Moot by artist Tanya Murdoch
Sketches of the 2017 Grand Moot by artist Tanya Murdoch

Did you miss the 2017 Grand Moot? Watch the video online!

The 2017 University of Toronto Faculty of Law Grand Moot took place on Thursday, September 28. The problem dealt with "Assisted Human Reproduction and the Charter". The panel consisted of:

Prof. Anver Emon testifies at Parliamentary Committee about Systemic Racism and Religious Discrimination,

Thursday, October 5, 2017

On Wednesday Oct. 4, 2017, Prof. Anver Emon testified at the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage hearings about the motion Systemic Racism and Religious Discrimination, M-103.

Times Higher Education ranks Faculty of Law among global Top 10 law schools in world university rankings

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
law students in front of Jackman Law Building entrance

In its first world university rankings for subject areas such as law, Times Higher Education released its report for 2018, and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law was the only Canadian law school in the Top 10.

Prof. Trudo Lemmens co-authors "Disclosure of pharma payments to doctors is a good first step – but it’s not enough"

Thursday, September 28, 2017

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Trudo Lemmens and co-author Paul D. Thacker praise Ontario's initiative to require medical companies to disclose payments to health-care providers, but note other areas of commercial drug marketing that also need greater transparency ("Disclosure of pharma payments to doctors is a good first step – but it’s not enough," September 27, 2017.