Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Portrait of former CJ Beverley McLachlin

The University of Toronto and the Faculty of Law are excited to announce The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, the first woman to serve as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, will be giving the Convocation address at the law school's ceremony on June 8, 2018.

Justice McLachlin was the 17th Chief Justice of Canada's highest court, and the longest serving one. She retired in December 2017, after 28 years on the SCC bench. Her debut novel, Full Disclosure (Simon & Schuster), is set for release on May 1, and centres on a defence attorney who tries to solve the mystery around the murder of a wealthy man's wife.

Recently, in March, Hong Kong's top court appointed McLachlin to sit as a non-permanent common-law judge on its Court of Final Appeal.

The 2018 Convocation ceremony takes place at 10 am, and will be webcast live; the link will be posted here at a later date.

The Faculty of Law shares the Convocation ceremony with graduates from the Munk School of Global Affairs and the School of Graduate Studies.

Read How Beverley McLachlin found her bliss, in the Globe & Mail


Photo: Creative Commons, Gervasio Baptista/Abr