Faculty of Law update: International Human Rights Program (IHRP)

Friday, September 17, 2021

Dear Faculty Community,

I write to provide a brief update on the search for a new director for the International Human Rights Program (IHRP). As many of you will know, we resumed the search for a director in June. In the course of the search process, we extended an offer to the preferred candidate. I can now share the news that the preferred candidate expressed their appreciation for what they described as a good-faith offer, but ultimately decided to decline.

Distinguished alumnus R. Douglas Elliott recognized by LGBT Purge Fund with gift of new U of T Law fellowships

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Douglas Elliott stands with arms folded in front of a rainbow flag

University of Toronto alumnus R. Douglas Elliott is a leader in the field of class actions and is well known for his work on landmark constitutional cases including same sex marriage (photo courtesy of Cambridge LLP)

Fresh takes: U of T alumna organizes undergraduate research conference at the Centre for Ethics

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

For 15 years, the University of Toronto’s Centre for Ethics has served as a nexus for research and discourse on the ethical aspects of virtually every subject imaginable – from artificial intelligence to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yet, today’s scholars of ethics aren’t only looking at new problems. They’re also questioning the very foundations of what many think of as received wisdom. 

The new frontier of platform policy: U of T Law doctoral student Matthew Marinett

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

In an article published in Internet Policy Review, Sept. 13, University of Toronto Faculty of Law doctoral student (SJD), Matthew Marinett, addresses the new frontier of platform policy that imposes sanctions for conduct that occurs outside the online platform.


Dean welcomes back students, faculty and staff

Monday, September 13, 2021


After many months of online education during the 2020-21 academic year, it is especially gratifying to welcome students, faculty and staff to campus for the start of the new academic year. 

Professor Ran Hirschl awarded the 2021 Stein Rokkan Prize

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Congratulations to University of Toronto Department of Political Science and Faculty of Law Professor Ran Hirschl who has won the 2021 Stein Rokkan Prize for his book City, State: Constitutionalism and the Megacity, published by Oxford University Press in 2020.

A love of reading gifted to U of T Law students by the Honourable Rosalie Silberman Abella

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

The Hon. Rosalie Silberman Abella on the steps of the Supreme Court of CanadaUniversity of Toronto alumna Rosalie Silberman Abella on the steps of the Supreme Court of Canada. Photo by Dave Chan

Meet the JD Class of 2024

Monday, August 30, 2021

Last week, the Faculty of Law welcomed its first-year cohort of 215 JD students.

Class of 2024 profile

Friends and family establish academic award in real estate law in memory of the late Craig Carter

Thursday, August 26, 2021

The Craig Carter Prize for Excellence in Real Estate Law will help JD students at the University of Toronto.

A newly established academic award at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law will honour the memory of alumnus and adjunct lecturer, Craig Carter (BSc 1974 UC, LLB 1977).

Rights at the Border: Entitled podcast with Professor Ayelet Shachar

Friday, August 20, 2021

Entitled, a podcast hosted by University of Chicago law professors Claudia Flores, director of Chicago Law's international human rights clinic, and Tom Ginsburg, Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, explores the stories and thorny questions around why rights matter and what’s the matter with rights.