Kitty Newman Memorial Award given to Prof. Anver Emon

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Prof. Anver Emon is the recipient of the 2017 Kitty Newman Memorial Award which recognizes an outstanding emerging Canadian scholar in the field of philosophy. This award is selected by a committee of disciplinary peers who are Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada.

Prof. Audrey Macklin receives a prominent 2017 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellowship

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo / Photo by Sarah Coyle

Professor Audrey Macklin, Chair in Human Rights Law, is one of five scholars in Canada to receive a 2017 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellowship, in recognition of her outstanding scholarship and probono work advocating for immigrant and refugee rights.

Alumni Maggie Wente and Bryce Edwards recognized with U of T Arbor Awards, the highest award for volunteers

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Faculty of Law congratulates alumni Maggie Wente and Bryce Edwards on their receipt of University of Toronto Arbor Awards! These awards are the highest honours and recognize the university’s most dedicated volunteers.  

30 Years of Human Rights Impact at U of T’s Law School

Friday, September 15, 2017

Making history: (L) Dean Edward Iacobucci with former IHRP directors Noah Novogrodsky (University of Wyoming College of Law and director, Center for International Human Rights Law & Advocacy) and Renu Mandhane (Ontario Human Rights Commission chief commissioner), IHRP founder Professor Rebecca Cook, former IHRP director Valerie Oosterveld (associate dean of research and graduate studies, Western Faculty of Law) and current IHRP director Samer Muscati

Mostly fiction readers, 84% first in family to attend law school, 19% have a graduate degree: the 2017 1L Class Profile

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

We love back to school time here at the Faculty of Law, when we welcome so many new students. Here’s a snapshot of the first year cohort: who they are, where and what they studied, what they’re interested in, and much more.

It’s the third year we’ve run a questionnaire to get a better picture of our 1Ls, as we strive to closely monitor the diversity – in all its forms – of our class and keep the numbers moving in the right direction each year.

View this page for more detailed admissions data.

Prof. Anver Emon one of six U of T researchers appointed to the notable Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Professor Anver Emon

The Faculty of Law’s Professor Anver M. Emon, a world-leading scholar of Islamic law, is one of six University of Toronto researchers appointed to the notable Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. In total, the College named 70 scholars to its academy today, in recognition of an emerging generation of outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership in Canada.

Prof. Jutta Brunnée elected to the Institut de Droit International

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Professor Jutta Brunnee

Renowned public international, and environmental law scholar, Prof. Jutta Brunnée, Metcalf Chair in Environmental Law, was elected to the prestigious Institut de Droit International (Institute of International Law) in recognition of her outstanding work in this field.

From music to magic, meet some of our incoming first year students

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra violinist and first-year law student, William Boan

 

Stories by Andrew Stobo Sniderman, JD 2014

 

New 1L Tina Yuan co-authors "How Ottawa's Budget 2018 can reduce poverty and homelessness" in Globe and Mail

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

New 1L JD student Tina Yuan has co-authored a commentary in the Globe and Mail with former Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page. The commentary makes the case for the federal government to make a concerted effort to reduce poverty and homelessness in its next budget ("How Ottawa's Budget 2018 can reduce poverty and homelessness," August 27, 2017).

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


How Ottawa's Budget 2018 can reduce poverty and homelessness

By Kevin Page and Tina Yuan

GPLLM student Kevin Vuong co-organizes Inclusive Cities Summit

Thursday, August 24, 2017

U of T master's student Kevin Vuong hopes to inspire a more sustainable and inclusive Toronto at an upcoming UN-backed event (photo by Romi Levine) U of T GPLLM student Kevin Vuong hopes to inspire a more sustainable and inclusive Toronto at an upcoming UN-backed event (photo by Romi Levine)

By Romi Levine

Inclusive Cities Summit hosted by U of T takes place on Aug. 29 and 30