FT Innovative Lawyers North America Awards shortlists "Seeding New Career Paths in Law"

Friday, December 6, 2019

Baker McKenzie workshop held in collaboration with Professor Hadfield named the category of Innovation in Business of Law: Talent, Strategy & Changing Behaviors

The FT Innovative Lawyers North America Awards 2019 has shortlisted Baker McKenzie’s workshop "Seeding New Career Paths in Law" in the category of Innovation in Business of Law: Talent, Strategy & Changing Behaviors.

Symposium at U of T Law examining remedies for violations of human rights is focus of new issue of U of T Law Journal

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

A new issue of the University of Toronto Law Journal focuses on examining remedies for violations of human rights (Vol. 69, No. supplement 1, November 2019).

Edited by Prof. Kent Roach, the issue brings together papers presented at a symposium examining remedies for violations of human rights held at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in September 2018. 

 

 

Prof. Gillian Hadfield writes "How Toronto and Canada can lead global AI revolution for good"

Thursday, November 28, 2019

In a commentary in The Lawyer's Daily, Prof. Gillian Hadfield writes about the potential for Toronto to be a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) research and the role of the new Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society at the University of Toronto in establishing that leadership ("How Toronto and Canada can lead global AI revolution for good," November 27, 2019).

New Black Future Lawyers Program at the Faculty of Law

Monday, November 25, 2019

Dear law school community,

I am very pleased to let you know about an important new outreach program at the Faculty of Law.

The Black Future Lawyers program (BFL) is a collaboration between the Faculty of Law, our Black Law Students Association, our Black alumni, and other members of the legal profession. BFL’s goals are to increase the number of Black students who attend the Faculty of Law and join the legal profession.

Anita Anand, professor at the Faculty of Law, named to federal cabinet

Thursday, November 21, 2019

First-time Liberal Member of Parliament and University of Toronto Faculty of Law Professor Anita Anand has been named the federal minister of public services and procurement.

Anand, who is currently on leave from U of T after being elected to represent the riding of Oakville, Ont. in the most recent federal election, was sworn in at Rideau Hall on November 20 as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reshuffled cabinet portfolios.

Asper Centre students mark Student Law Clinic Global Day of Action

Monday, November 18, 2019

Climate Justice Working Group

Back row (left to right): Mackenzie Cumberland; Clara Pencer; Leah Kelley; and Florian Nagy. Front row (left to right): Madeleine Carswell; Keely Kinley; and Yara Willox. Members not pictured: Madeleine Andrew-Gee; Adam LaRiviere; Leora Chapman; Haleigh Ryan; and Courtney Cowan.

Today marks a Global Day of Action against air pollution by more than 30 student law clinics from around the world.

Students call on the Ontario and federal governments to act on air pollution

Monday, November 18, 2019

Today, November 18th, is the Student Law Clinic Global Day of Action for Climate Justice. We are a student working group at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and, on this day, we call on our provincial and federal governments to take meaningful action to curb emissions in Ontario. The harmful consequences of air pollution are widespread and government inaction only exacerbates them.

Asper Centre and Justice for Children and Youth organize youth consultations for legal challenge to Canada’s voting age

Thursday, November 14, 2019

In partnership with several child rights organizations, Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY) and the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights (Asper Centre) have secured case development funding from the Court Challenges Program, which helps finance cases of national significance related to constitutional human rights issues. They will be hosting a consultation for children and youth to inform a legal challenge against Canada’s minimum voting age.