Several U of T Law alumni recently appointed to the judiciary by the Government of Canada

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Several faculty of law alumni have received appointments in June 2017 from the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, under the new Government of Canada judicial application process.

Patrick Hurley '85, partner at Hurley Law LLP, is appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario in Belleville.

Prof. Kent Roach co-authors "A report card on the national security bill"

Friday, June 23, 2017

In an analysis in Policy Options magazine, Prof. Kent Roach and University of Ottawa professor Craig Forcese conduct a detailed assessment of Bill C-59, An Act respecting national security matters, recently introduced by the federal government to reform Canada’s national security law ("A report card on the national security bill," June 22, 2017).

Prof. Kent Roach writes "Legislation to end stays is not the answer to court delays"

Thursday, June 22, 2017

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Kent Roach argues that a Senate committee's recommendation that Parliament remove stays as a remedy for violating the Charter right to a trial in a reasonable time is a flawed proposal ("Legislation to end stays is not the answer to court delays," June 21, 2017).

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


Prof. Brenda Cossman and SJD student Ido Katri write "Today, trans Canadians celebrate Bill C-16. Tomorrow, the work begins for us all"

Friday, June 16, 2017

Prof. Brenda Cossman and SJD student, Pierre Elliott Trudeau Scholar and Vanier Canada Scholar Ido Katri, have written a commentary in the Globe and Mail hailing the passage of Bill C-16, which adds protection of gender identity and expression to the Canadian Human Rights Code and the Criminal Code, but noting the amount of work still to do ("Today, trans Canadians celebrate Bill C-16. Tomorrow, the work begins for us all," June 15, 2017).

Watch Convocation speaker Phil Fontaine's speech, and find out three things about him

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Prof. Douglas Sanderson hoods Phil Fontaine, as he accepts his honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Chancellor Michael Wilson

By Hannah James / photo courtesy of Fred Cattroll

When the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its final report in 2015, it signified hope that Canada would begin to heal its relationship with Indigenous peoples.

For many years leading up to the commission, Indigenous leader Larry Phillip (Phil) Fontaine had been advocating for Indigenous rights in Canada.

Full coverage of the Class of 2017 Convocation Day

Monday, June 12, 2017

University of Toronto Faculty of Law bestows an honorary degree to TRC and Indigenous rights advocate and leader, Larry Phillip (Phil) Fontaine

The remarkably accomplished group that makes up Faculty of Law alumni now has more than 200 new members, as the Class of 2017 officially graduated on Convocation Day, June 9, and celebrated with their family and friends.

Reform: It's always been difficult but necessary

Thursday, June 8, 2017

“Reforming Criminal Justice and National Security” symposium calls for much needed improvements

By Christopher R. Graham, JD 2007

JD/MBA student Alec Yarascavitch wins first National Health Law School Essay Competition

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

JD/MBA student Dr. Alec Yarascavitch is the winner of the inaugural Law School Essay Competition from the Canadian Bar Association National Health Law Section for his paper entitled Assisted Dying for Mental Disorders: Why Canada’s Legal Approach Raises Serious Concerns.

Prof. Anita Anand writes "Canada's new securities regulatory structure is a disservice to investors"

Monday, June 5, 2017

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Anita Anand argues that current proposal for reform of Canada’s securities regulatory structure, referred to as the “Cooperative Capital Markets Regulator,” is not in investors’ interests ("Canada's new securities regulatory structure is a disservice to investor," May 31, 2017).

Class of 2017 is ready to celebrate

Friday, June 2, 2017

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo

It’s Convocation time at the University of Toronto, and the white tent and blue banners have gone up around King’s College Circle in preparation for the graduation season.  The Class of 2017 is looking forward to celebrating, after three or four long years at the Faculty of Law.