In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Peter Rosenthal (LLB 1990)

Tuesday, May 28, 2024


It is with immense sadness that the Faculty of Law announces the passing of alumnus, lawyer and University of Toronto Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Peter Rosenthal (LLB 1990). He was 82 years old. 

A class of one: Donya Ashnaei (JD/MA 2024), earns combined JD and MA in economics

Monday, May 27, 2024

Donya Ashnaei

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Donya Ashnaei is the only person to graduate from the University of Toronto with a combined JD and MA in Economics in 2024. Her convocation ceremony falls in the middle of the two bar exams she must write to practise law here in Ontario.

Elizabeth Bowker (JD 2001) appointed to the Law Foundation of Ontario Class Proceedings Committee

Friday, May 24, 2024

On May 21st, 2024, the Law Foundation of Ontario announced the appointment of U of T Law graduate Elizabeth Bowker (JD 2001) to the Class Proceedings Committee.

Mayo Moran, U of T Law alumni receive Law Society Medal

Friday, May 24, 2024

Faculty of Law Professor Mayo Moran (SJD 1999), Provost and Vice-Chancellor of Trinity College in the University of Toronto and graduates Dianne G. Corbiere (LLB 1996) and Robert Cunningham (LLB 1990) were honoured at the Law Society Awards on May 22, 2024.

They were each awarded the Law Society Medal for significant contributions and dedication to the legal profession.

Four doctoral students receive 2024 SSHRC awards in recognition of scholarly impact

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

The Faculty of Law congratulates Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) scholars on their success in receiving award funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships (SSHRC CGS-D).

Aimed at supporting high-calibre students engaged in doctoral programs in the social sciences and humanities, these awards recognize scholarly impact well beyond their current studies. 

Meet this year's exceptional awardees:

Justice Ira G. Parghi (LLB 1997) appointed to Superior Court of Justice of Ontario

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

On May 13, 2024, the Hon. Arif Virani (LLB 1998), Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced the appointment of Justice Ira G. Parghi (LLB 1997) to the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario.

SJD candidate Megan Pfiffer to be published in McGill Law Journal

Monday, May 13, 2024

Megan Pfiffer, SJD candidate at U of T Law, is set to be published in the forthcoming volume of the McGill Law Journal. Entitled "What's the Problem with Substantive Review?", Pfiffer's paper delves into the complex and often turbulent realm of substantive review. A pre-print version of the article can be viewed here.

U of T Law alumni recognized at 2024 Canadian Law Awards

Monday, May 13, 2024

The Canadian Law Awards winners were announced May 9 at the Liberty Grand in Toronto.

U of T Law alumni contribute to release of groundbreaking book “The Right Not to Remain Silent: The Truth About Mental Health in The Legal Profession"

Friday, May 10, 2024

Released April 30, The Right Not to Remain Silent: The Truth About Mental Health in The Legal Profession sets the stage for revolutionizing how mental health is perceived in the legal profession and beyond. It contains a series of candid and courageous memoirs by members of the legal profession living with mental health and addiction issues. The authors are judges, lawyers, and law professors with wide-ranging legal practices in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario including at Bay Street and small boutique firms.