Alumni recognized with Ontario Bar Association Awards and James D. G. Douglas receives the President’s Award

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Alumnus James D. G. Douglas

Alumnus James D. G. Douglas, LLB 1979, is a recipient of the Ontario Bar Association’s President’s Award, given in recognition of lawyers or organizations who have made significant contributions advancing gender equality in the legal profession.  A partner at BLG, Douglas shares this award with the Hon. Justice Patricia Hennessy, of the Superior Court of Justice.

Binghamton University pre-law students visit U of T Faculty of Law during spring break

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Story and photo by Jerome Poon-Ting

Members of the Thurgood Marshall Pre-Law Society of Binghamton University, a highly regarded public research university in New York state, visited the law school on March 19th.

The undergraduate students were on their spring break and planned visits to law schools in the Greater Toronto Area, the Law Society of Ontario and city tourist attractions. For most, it was their first time to Toronto.

Alumna Noella Milne named new chancellor of George Brown College in Toronto

Monday, March 18, 2019
Alumna Noella Milne

Alumna Noella Milne, LLB 1986, has been named the new chancellor of Toronto’s George Brown College. She’ll be officially appointed as the college’s second chancellor at the installation ceremony on May 3rd.

A prominent real estate lawyer and senior partner at BLG in Toronto, Milne has been volunteering with GBC for 15 years, serving consecutive terms on its board of governors from 2003-2009 and its foundation board from 2010 to 2018. She completed her term as chair of the foundation board last year.

Prof. Audrey Macklin receives UTAA's Ludwik and Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize

Monday, March 18, 2019
Portrait of Audrey Macklin

The University of Toronto Alumni Association’s 2019 Awards of Excellence have been announced, and among them, Professor Audrey Macklin, LLB 1987, chair in Human Rights Law, has received the Ludwik and Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize.

U of T Law Journal publishes special issue on "Same-Sex Marriage and the Law"

Friday, March 15, 2019

The latest issue of the University of Toronto Law Journal is a special issue on "Same-Sex Marriage and the Law." The issue includes three articles on the subject, including one by Prof. Brenda Cossman, "Same-Sex Marriage Beyond Charter Dialogue: Charter Cases and Contestation Within Government."

Alumni, Prof. Carol Rogerson and Asper Centre's Cheryl Milne receive Law Society of Ontario Medals for outstanding career contributions

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Cheryl Milne

Cheryl Milne

The Faculty of Law’s Professor Carol Rogerson, our alumna, and Cheryl Milne, executive director of the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights are among the 2019 recipients of the Law Society of Ontario Medal which recognizes and lauds “exceptional career achievements and contributions to their communities.”

U of T Law launches annual Black Future Lawyers Conference for university students considering law school

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Alumna Justice Rita Maxwell was the keynote speaker at the Faculty of Law's first and annual Black Future Lawyers Conference

 

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo / Photos by Jerome Poon-Ting

See Yourself Here 2019 attracts 200 high school students from diverse backgrounds for 'getting into law school boot camp'

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

About 200 high school students from across  the Greater Toronto Area attended the popular and annual "See Yourself Here" event, on March 1st, a 'getting into law school boot camp' for students from backgrounds under-represented in the Canadian legal profession and law-related careers.

Group of diverse law students sitting on a panel about going to law school

2019 Moot Results: Winning & the Satisfaction of a Job Well Done

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Here are the results of the 2019 Mooting competitions, updated as the information become available:

International Women’s Day 2019: Alumnae passionate about #BalanceforBetter

Friday, March 8, 2019

The Faculty of Law is pleased to celebrate International Women's Day 2019 with a look at the achievements of several alumnae who are helping to #BalanceforBetter, the theme for this year’s IWD. We’re proud of all our alumni who give back to the community in many ways. Here’s a look at five who are doing just that: