From the Dean: Highlights of life at your law school

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Another academic year of incredible activity at the Faculty of Law


Senator Kim Pate was the guest speaker at the Pro Bono Students Canada 2018 National Training Conference in Toronto

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

"Warrior ally" Senator Kim Pate and Dr. Pam Palmater discuss women and the penal system at PBSC's conference dinner


Story by Jessie Stirling, 2L / Photos by Laura Pedersen

Class of 2018 celebrates Convocation

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Convocation Speaker was the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin

Photos by Adam Pulicicchio

More than 200 remarkable Faculty of Law graduates have now joined an outstanding global alumni group, as the Class of 2018 celebrated Convocation Day on June 8th. A warm sunny day greeted the newly minted alumni, who were gathered together with their family and friends, faculty and staff in Convocation Hall on King’s College Circle, and later at the Faculty of Law.

Letter from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Implementation Committee

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto is developing a comprehensive response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.  Recognizing that there is no single response to the Calls to Action, we are implementing a multifaceted approach.

Listen: Q&A with Prof. Ayelet Shachar on "Golden Visas, Dreamers, & Ethics in Immigration"

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Listen to Prof. Ayelet Shachar discuss "Golden Visas, Dreamers, & Ethics in Immigration" in a podcast with the journal Ethics & International Affairs (a complete transcript is also available). The discussion is based on Prof.

Graham Fellow Maria Banda writes "Why should trees have legal rights? It’s second nature"

Monday, June 4, 2018

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Graham Fellow Maria Banda explores the international trend towards giving legal rights to nature ("Why should trees have legal rights? It’s second nature," June 1, 2018).

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

Why should trees have legal rights? It’s second nature

By Maria Banda

June 1, 2018

Three U of T Law alumni receive 2018 Precedent Setter Awards

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Three alumni of U of T Law have received 2018 Precedent Setter Awards from Precedent magazine. The awards are given to lawyers who have emerged as leaders in law and in their communities in their first 10 years of practice. A total of 6 are given each year.

The three winners are:

Prof. Ariel Katz writes "Data governance in a digital age: When information wants to be unfree"

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

In a commentary in the Financial Post, Prof. Ariel Katz suggests that the Law of the Sea offers a useful framework for thinking about data governance. He concludes "Information can be free, shared and open, owned, closed and expensive; it can be empowering and dangerous. We must determine what we want it to be." ("Data governance in a digital age: When information wants to be unfree," May 19, 2018).

JD students Anne-Rachelle Boulanger and Tanzeel Hakak write about the Abdoul Abdi deportation case, in the Toronto Star

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

In a commentary in the Toronto Star, JD students Anne-Rachelle Boulanger and Tanzeel Hakak, who are both clinic students at the International Human Rights Program, examine the case of Abdoul Abdi, who faces deportation even though he had been under the guardianship of Canadian governments since he was a child ("Canada’s failed commitment to international human rights law in the Abdoul Abdi case," May 28, 2018).

The Faculty of Law welcomed visitors for Doors Open 2018

Monday, May 28, 2018

Doors Open 2018 - banners

The new Jackman Law Building was part of the annual Doors Open festival for the first time on the weekend of May 26-27, along with the historic Flavelle House. Doors Open is an annual event where notable buildings in Toronto open their doors to the general public, with the visits often enhanced by volunteers, information and programming.