Alumni appointments to the judiciary in July by the Government of Canada

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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

The Honourable J. Michal Fairburn '90, a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, is appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

SJD student Daniel Del Gobbo writes "In cases of sexual violence, justice can come from outside the courts"

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

In a commentary in the Toronto Star, SJD student and Pierre Elliott Trudeau Scholar Daniel Del Gobbo writes about rethinking the way that the law handles sexual violence and introducing the option of a restorative justice process ("In cases of sexual violence, justice can come from outside the courts," July 25, 2017).

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

Prof. David Schneiderman on the US President's power to pardon

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

By Noreen Ahmed-Ullah

When U.S. President Donald Trump asserted his “complete power to pardon” on Twitter last week, speculation erupted over whether he planned to pardon relatives, aides or possibly even himself.

Professor David Schneiderman of the Faculty of Law says that while the president does have the power to pardon aides and relatives, the ability to pardon himself is up for debate.

Profs. Anita Anand and Andrew Green, and JD student Matthew Alexander, write "Are no-contest settlements in the public interest?"

Thursday, July 20, 2017

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Professors Anita Anand and Andrew Green, and JD student Matthew Alexander, express concern about the Ontario Securities Commission’s recent no-contest settlements and explain why they could be a cause for concern ("Are no-contest settlements in the public interest?", July 19, 2017).

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


Are no-contest settlements in the public interest?

By Anita Anand, Andrew Green and Matthew Alexander

July 19, 2017

Second annual Dean's Leadership Awards announced for law students

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Dean Ed Iacobucci is delighted to announce the second annual Dean’s Leadership Award recipients for the 2016 – 17 academic year. They are:

SJD student Matthew Marinett writes "Canada must remove copyright-related impediments to innovation"

Friday, July 14, 2017

In a commentary in Policy Options magazine, SJD student Matthew Marinett analyzes some of the key issues Canada faces in reviewing its Copyright Act in the face of recent technological developments ("If Canada is to become an major centre of high-tech business and AI development, it must remove the copyright-related impediments to innovation," July 5, 2017).

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

Prof. Trudo Lemmens co-authors "Time for full transparency on pharmaceutical money"

Thursday, July 13, 2017

In a commentary in the Toronto Star, Prof. Trudo Lemmens and journalist and former U.S. Senate staffer Paul D. Thacker argue that Ontario and Canada needs to establish new rules to ensure payments by pharmaceutical companies not only to physicians and but also to all health-care providers, academic institutions, medical researchers, patient groups, PR agencies, professional societies, and media outlets ("Time for full transparency on pharmaceutical money," July 7, 2017).

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

Prof. Audrey Macklin writes "Ottawa failed Omar Khadr: That’s why he deserves compensation"

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Audrey Macklin analyzes the facts of the Omar Khadr case in light of the federal government's settlement with him ("Ottawa failed Omar Khadr: That’s why he deserves compensation," July 5, 2017).

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

Graduate student Kevin Vuong named a Queen's Young Leader for working to reduce unemployment

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

By Geoffrey Vendeville

It wasn’t until he was inside Buckingham Palace and meeting members of the Royal Family that reality set in for U of T’s Kevin Vuonghe was about to shake hands with the Queen.

“I rehearsed the bow in my head 100 times while I was waiting,” he said.