Elizabeth Bowker (JD 2001) appointed to the Law Foundation of Ontario Class Proceedings Committee

Friday, May 24, 2024

On May 21st, 2024, the Law Foundation of Ontario announced the appointment of U of T Law graduate Elizabeth Bowker (JD 2001) to the Class Proceedings Committee.

Mayo Moran, U of T Law alumni receive Law Society Medal

Friday, May 24, 2024

Faculty of Law Professor Mayo Moran (SJD 1999), Provost and Vice-Chancellor of Trinity College in the University of Toronto and graduates Dianne G. Corbiere (LLB 1996) and Robert Cunningham (LLB 1990) were honoured at the Law Society Awards on May 22, 2024.

They were each awarded the Law Society Medal for significant contributions and dedication to the legal profession.

Four doctoral students receive 2024 SSHRC awards in recognition of scholarly impact

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

The Faculty of Law congratulates Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) scholars on their success in receiving award funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships (SSHRC CGS-D).

Aimed at supporting high-calibre students engaged in doctoral programs in the social sciences and humanities, these awards recognize scholarly impact well beyond their current studies. 

Meet this year's exceptional awardees:

Justice Ira G. Parghi (LLB 1997) appointed to Superior Court of Justice of Ontario

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

On May 13, 2024, the Hon. Arif Virani (LLB 1998), Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced the appointment of Justice Ira G. Parghi (LLB 1997) to the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario.

SJD candidate Megan Pfiffer to be published in McGill Law Journal

Monday, May 13, 2024

Megan Pfiffer, SJD candidate at U of T Law, is set to be published in the forthcoming volume of the McGill Law Journal. Entitled "What's the Problem with Substantive Review?", Pfiffer's paper delves into the complex and often turbulent realm of substantive review. A pre-print version of the article can be viewed here.

U of T Law alumni recognized at 2024 Canadian Law Awards

Monday, May 13, 2024

The Canadian Law Awards winners were announced May 9 at the Liberty Grand in Toronto.

U of T Law alumni contribute to release of groundbreaking book “The Right Not to Remain Silent: The Truth About Mental Health in The Legal Profession"

Friday, May 10, 2024

Released April 30, The Right Not to Remain Silent: The Truth About Mental Health in The Legal Profession sets the stage for revolutionizing how mental health is perceived in the legal profession and beyond. It contains a series of candid and courageous memoirs by members of the legal profession living with mental health and addiction issues. The authors are judges, lawyers, and law professors with wide-ranging legal practices in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario including at Bay Street and small boutique firms.

Jim Ware (LLB 1968) to be inducted to University of Toronto Sports Hall of Fame

Friday, April 26, 2024

This May, U of T Law graduate Jim Ware (LLB 1968) will be inducted as a builder to the University of Toronto Sports Hall of Fame.

As founding president of the ‘Friends of Football’, Ware played a pivotal role as leader of the alumni group that helped save the Varsity Blues football program in the early 1990's.

In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Edmund Alexander

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

It is with immense sadness that the Faculty of Law announces the passing of Professor Emeritus Edmund Alexander.

Born and raised in Toronto, Professor Alexander graduated from the University of Toronto in 1953 with a Bachelor of Commerce and the Faculty of Law with a Bachelor of Laws in 1956.

After briefly teaching in Ottawa, he returned to Toronto and spent 25 years teaching at the Faculty of Law. He was a passionate and dedicated professor, leaving a legacy of kindness and generosity to students and colleagues alike.