The case for 'open science': Do we need intellectual property law?

Thursday, November 16, 2017
illustration of pills, medical devices, chips in a pill box to illustrate concept of paten

Sixth annual Patent Law Colloquium features Aled Edwards, Structural Genomics Consortium co-founder 

By Jaime Weinman, JD 2004 / Illustration by Justin Renteria

Not binding, but it should be: UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples focus of alumnus John Borrows’ keynote at Asper Centre Constitutional Law Symposium

Thursday, November 16, 2017

By Jaime Weinman, JD 2004

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) isn’t binding on governments, but governments should act as though it is: that was one of the main arguments made by Professor John Borrows, the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law and the Nexen Chair in Indigenous Leadership at the University of Victoria, in his lecture “Section 35(1), UNDRIP, & Indigenous Legal Traditions.”

Alumni Norman and Gay Loveland donate $1M to support bursaries for U of T Indigenous law students

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Norman (JD 1972) and Gay Loveland, (BA 1965 Trinity, BEd 1972, MEd 1972) at the Faculty of Law's Goodmans LLP Café with alumna Amanda Carling, centre, Manager of Indigenous Initiatives

“There is a misconception in Canada that all First Nation, Métis and Inuit students get a ‘free-ride.’”

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo / Photo by Nick Wong

Global Professional LLM Class of 2017 graduates

Thursday, November 9, 2017

They have backgrounds from across the spectrum—law, technology, finance, risk management, energy, education and more—and were interested in expanding their knowledge, skills and networks. Forty-seven professionals from the Class of 2017, have now graduated with their Global Professional LLM degrees.  After 12-months of weekends and nights, after putting in full days of work and balancing family life, Satyma Mongia, an eligibility adjudicator at the WSIB, and an internationally trained lawyer, says she knows exactly how she feels:

Alumni celebrate Reunion 2017 in Jackman Law Building with an outstanding turnout

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

In a Jackman Law Building first, more than 500 alumni—an outstanding number—celebrated milestone graduation anniversaries for Reunion 2017, held October 27th, as the Faculty of Law’s architectural jewel buzzed with energy and excitement from classes ending in 2 and 7.

Special issue of U of T Law Journal on Prof. Patrick Macklem's "The Sovereignty of Human Rights"

Monday, November 6, 2017

The new issue of the The University of Toronto Law Journal presents a collection of papers that were first given at a symposium on Prof. Patrick Macklem’s book, The Sovereignty of Human Rights. The symposium includes a response by the author to the revised papers and is introduced by Prof. Karen Knop, who sets Macklem’s book and the different papers in the context of his work as a whole.

JD student Josh Lokko helps build a social network for Black graduate and professional students

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Josh Lokko and Chika Oriuwa are hosting their first Black Interprofessional Students Association (BIPSA) networking eventJosh Lokko and Chika Oriuwa are hosting their first Black Interprofessional Students Association (BIPSA) networking event

By Hannah James

Supporting the reintegration of women lawyers into the workplace

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Faculty of Law is pleased to promote the following initiative supporting women’s success in Law, including through the leadership of alumna Mary Jackson '92.

Law firm Blakes has partnered with CIBC to establish a program to assist experienced women lawyers returning to the practice of law, after an absence of two or more years, with obtaining legal experience through a six-month paid position. The program is intended to offer participants an opportunity to showcase their talents in the workplace, while at the same time increasing their experience, skills and contacts.

'The conscience of AI': Why Prof. Markus Dubber created a forum for AI researchers and entrepreneurs to discuss ethics

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Prof. Markus Dubber
Prof. Markus Dubber

By Chris Sorensen

Markus Dubber’s first brush with artificial intelligence, or AI, occurred in an unlikely place: a performance of his daughter’s choir.

Welcoming Artist-in-Residence Tanya Murdoch

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Sketches of the 2017 Grand Moot by artist Tanya Murdoch
Sketches of the 2017 Grand Moot by artist Tanya Murdoch

Artist-in-Residence, Tanya Murdoch, will be at the Faculty of Law during the academic year to interact with students in the JD program.