The future of legal education: Deans' Roundtable includes University of Toronto, Tsinghua University and the University of Hong Kong

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The future of legal education is looking international: (left) HKU Law Dean Michael Hor, with U of T Associate Dean Kerry Rittich, moderator, Dean Ed Iacobucci, and Tsinghua Law School's Dean Shen Weixing.

 

By Peter Boisseau

Prof. Kent Roach on how the Canadian legal system fails Indigenous people like Colten Boushie

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Photo of Colten Boushie
Colten Boushie in a photo posted Nov. 6, 2011 (photo via Facebook)

By Geoffrey Vendeville

The verdict in the Colten Boushie case has provoked outrage across the country and prompted reflection about how the justice system treats Indigenous people. 

Princeton's Prof. Edward Felten gave the 2018 Grafstein Lecture – Preparing for the Future of Machine Learning

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

First, we define AI: Professor Edward W. Felten, of Princeton University, spoke on the past, present and future course of artificial intelligence, as the 2018 Grafstein Lecturer

 

By Alvin Yau, 3L  / Photo by Tina Deng

Judicial appointment: alumna Susan A. Griffin, JD 1984

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, has announced the appointment of alumna the Honourable Susan A. Griffin, JD 1984 and a Judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, as a Justice of the British Columbia Court of Appeal and a Judge of the Yukon Court of Appeal.

Read the full announcement on the Department of Justice Canada website.

Prof. Markus Dubber organizes event series where urban experts tackle Toronto’s most pressing ethical issues

Monday, February 12, 2018

Downtown Toronto
U of T's Centre For Ethics brings experts together to talk about the ethical issues that arise when a city grows and innovates (photo by Photo by Al x via Unsplash)

By Romi Levine

When it comes to ethics, “everyone is an expert and no one is an expert,” says Markus Dubber, a professor in the Faculty of Law and director of the Centre for Ethics at the University of Toronto.

2018 Moot Results: Solomon McKenzie "Spirit of the Moot" prize at the Isaac Diversity moot

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

As always, U of T Law is proud of the accomplishments of its talented student mooters, and its negotiation and arbitration competition teams. Read on for the results of the 2018 moots and negotiation and arbitration competitions (this page will be updated as the results come in).

Prof. Lemmens is co-principal investigator on CIHR grant to overcome barriers to transparency about drug safety and effectiveness

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The transparency of research data is increasingly recognized as crucial to reliable, evidence-informed decision-making about health care. Recently, Canada’s Bill C-17 (“Vanessa’s Law”) gave Health Canada the ability to make information about drug safety and effectiveness more transparent. Yet, changing the real world practices of regulators and clinical researchers--much less the pharmaceutical industry--remains a huge challenge.

In Memoriam: Hon. Allan McNiece Austin, Class of 1952

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Faculty of Law is saddened to hear of the passing on January 12, 2018, of alumnus the Honourable Allan McNiece Austin, Class of 1952.

Prof. Jutta Brunnée honoured by American Society of International Law for new book on International Climate Change Law

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

International Climate Change LawProfessor Jutta Brunnée, Metcalf Chair in Environmental Law, has won a prestigious 2018 American Society of International Law Certificate of Merit for her new book International Climate Change Law (Oxford University Press, 2017) co-authored with Professors Daniel Bodansky (Arizona State University) and Lavanya Rajamani (Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi).  The ASIL book awards committee pra