Indigenous Initiatives Office's Amanda Carling writes "Pleading guilty when innocent: A truth for too many Indigenous people"

Friday, May 25, 2018

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Amanda Carling, manager of the Indigenous Initiatives Office, highlights the issue of innocent people – a disproportionate number of them First Nations, Inuit and Métis people – pleading guilty to crimes they did not commit ("Pleading guilty when innocent: A truth for too many Indigenous people," May 23, 2018).

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

Prof. Anita Anand writes "The importance of regulatory oversight of proxy advisory firms"

Friday, May 25, 2018

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Anita Anand looks at the implications of the growing influence of proxy advisory firms on corporate governance ("The importance of regulatory oversight of proxy advisory firms," May 23, 2018).

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

Challenges and Opportunities in Corporate and Commercial Law - The 2018 C&C Law Workshop

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

2018 Consumer and Corporate Law Workshop - panel discussion

By Alvin Yau, JD 2018 / Photos by Dhoui Chang

The Faculty of Law was pleased to revive the Consumer and Commercial Law Workshop in April 2018. The Workshop had been run by Professor Emeritus Jacob Ziegel since 1970. It was an annual event that brought together people who were interested in the latest developments in commercial and consumer-related areas of law.

Susan Ursel selected Constitutional-Litigator-in-Residence for the Asper Centre

Friday, May 18, 2018
Susan Ursel headshot

The Faculty of Law’s David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights is pleased to announce lawyer Susan Ursel will be the Asper Centre’s Constitutional-Litigator-in-Residence for fall 2018.

Ursel, a Toronto-based employment and human rights lawyer, will be teaching constitutional advocacy in the Asper Centre clinic during the academic fall term. Drawing upon her extensive experience from her constitutional, human rights and administrative law practice, she will mentor students on the case files that they will be working on in the clinic.

Letter from alumnus Jason Mitschele: training to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in 2019

Thursday, May 17, 2018
“Climb for a Cure”

Team Kilimanjaro: Jason Mitschele, Dwayne King
and Niamh Harraher

I am writing to let the Faculty of Law know about an exciting project undertaken by Niamh Harraher, JD/MSW 2002 and myself, Jason Mitschele, JD 2002, as we prepare to embark on our journey of a lifetime, called a “Climb for a Cure” to Mount Kilimanjaro scheduled to take place in February-March 2019.

IHRP director Samer Muscati writes "Extraordinary women invite us to imagine a better world"

Thursday, May 17, 2018

In a commentary in the Toronto Star, Samer Muscati, director of the International Human Rights Program, writes about some of the extraordinary women he has encountered in his international human rights work, and the power of photography to help tell their stories ("Extraordinary women invite us to imagine a better world," May 16, 2018).

Read the full commentary on the Toronto Star website, or below.

Prof. Douglas Sanderson writes "A federal equalization program that includes First Nations" in Policy Options

Thursday, May 17, 2018

In a commentary in Policy Options, Prof. Douglas Sanderson says that in the future, Indigenous confederacies that exercise self-government and have taxation power could also be part of the larger equalization system ("A federal equalization program that includes First Nations," May 16, 2018).

From contracts to cryptocurrencies, the GPLLM program offers legal literacy for leaders

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Jackman Law Building entrance
Jackman Law Building, University of Toronto

As the head of the Agency for Public and Social Innovation (ASPI) in Toronto, Kevin Vuong is focused on building better and healthier Canadian cities. That can cover everything from bike racks to accessibility. He speaks the language of social entrepreneurship. Yet in a recent meeting he found himself conversing fluently about something else.

Alumnus Mark White appointed inaugural CEO of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Mark WhiteClass of 1987’s Mark White, an accomplished and experienced leader in the regulatory and financial sectors, is the first CEO of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA). He is a seasoned expert in regulation, risk management, governance, law, finance, change management and process improvement.

Shanghai in the spring: D'Arcy White is the inaugural recipient of the Dr. Scott Guan China Law Practice Award

Monday, May 14, 2018

See you soon in Shanghai: alumnus Dr. Scott Guan gives law student D'Arcy White a ballcap from Zhong Lun Law Firm, where D'Arcy will soon start his internship. 

 

Story and photo by Lucianna Ciccocioppo

 

A new international business law internship at the Faculty of Law, generously funded by alumnus Dr. Scott Guan, SJD 2003, is sending JD law student D’Arcy White to Shanghai this spring.

This is the inaugural year for the Dr. Scott Guan China Law Practice Award, and he hopes it expands over the years.