Special issue of U of T Law Journal on "Transfiguring Justice: Trans People and the Law"

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The new issue of the University of Toronto Law Journal is a special issue devoted to the topic of "Transfiguring Justice: Trans People and the Law."

Prof. Anna Su writes "Court to weigh conflicting rights in grant case" in Toronto Star

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

In a commentary in the Toronto Star, Prof. Anna Su analyzes the complexities of a case where a private non-profit group was denied federal student jobs funding because of a requirement applicants affirm respect for human rights, including reproductive rights ("Court to weigh conflicting rights in grant case," January 17, 2018).

Read the full commentary below.


Court to weigh conflicting rights in grant case

By Anna Su

January 17, 2018

Prof. Audrey Macklin and IHRP director Samer Muscati write "Abdoul Abdi case: A test of Canada’s commitment to rules and compassion"

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, International Human Rights Program director Samer Muscati and Prof. Audrey Macklin analyze the case of Somalia-born but Canada-raised Abdoul Abdi, arguing that Canada should not deport him just because child-protection services never applied for citizenship for him while he spent his childhood under their care ("Abdoul Abdi case: A test of Canada’s commitment to rules and compassion," January 16, 2018).

Orders of Canada for our alumni and friends

Friday, January 12, 2018
order of canada medal and ribbons

The Faculty of Law congratulates its alumni and friends named to the Order of Canada: The Hon. Louis LeBel, LLM 1966, Jocelyn Downie, LLB 1993, and the Hon. Thomas Cromwell, who contributed his time and expertise in law school activities.

Louis LeBel, a former Supreme Court justice, has been named a Companion, the highest of the Order's three levels. He served on Canada's highest court for 14 years.

Indigenous Initiatives' Amanda Carling and Prof. Kent Roach co-authors of "Mandatory minimum sentencing should be Trudeau’s first resolution"

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Amanda Carling, Manager of Indigenous Initiatives, and Prof. Kent Roach are among the co-authors of a commentary in the Globe and Mail calling on the federal government to amend the criminal code to allow judges to depart from mandatory minimum sentences if they give specific reasons for doing so, as recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission ("Mandatory minimum sentencing should be Trudeau’s first resolution," January 2, 2018).

Alumna Jill M. Copeland '92 appointed to the Superior Court of Justice for Ontario

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Alumna the Honourable Jill M. Copeland, a judge of the Ontario Court of Justice, has been appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario in Toronto by the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. Copeland obtained her LL.B. in 1992 from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where she was awarded the Dean’s Key and graduated with academic honours.

Recent JD graduate Ashley Major receives new award given to students researching gender-based violence

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

By Geoffrey Vendeville

Twenty-eight years ago, 14 women were killed at the École Polytechnique in Montreal by a shooter who claimed feminists had ruined his life. 

Kristina Nikolova had just turned one and Ashley Major wasn't yet born, but the tragedy has had a profound effect on them.

Year in Review: Read our Dean's Reflections on 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Students in front of Jackman Law Building

It has been a characteristically busy year at the Faculty of Law, with a wide, and widening, variety of teaching, learning and scholarship activities in 2017. Just before we head into the holiday season to celebrate with family and friends, I would like to share my reflections on another excellent year for our Faculty.

Op-ed by the IHRP's Samer Muscati and Petra Molnar: "Ontario should revise discriminatory driving policy against refugees"

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

In a commentary in the Ottawa Citizen, International Human Rights Program director Samer Muscati and research associate Petra Molnar argue that refugees in Ontario should benefit from the exemption to the driving-test waiting period available to other newcomers in Ontario, and to refugees in other provinces ("Ontario should revise discriminatory driving policy against refugees," December 11, 2017).

McMurtry Gardens of Justice completed after 23 years and the leadership of alumna Justice Gloria Epstein

Monday, December 11, 2017

Access to Justice is one of six sculptures making up the McMurtry Gardens of Justice at the Toronto courthouse

By Andrew Stobo Sniderman, JD 2014. Photos: Jessica Donne, courtesy of the Law Society of Ontario