In memoriam: Prof. Blaine Baker, 1952 - 2018

Friday, July 20, 2018

The Faculty of Law is saddened to announce the passing of Visiting Professor G. Blaine Baker. Professor Baker was an accomplished scholar in the area of Canadian legal history, as well as commercial and administrative law.  He was the recipient of publishing awards from the Canadian Law and Society Association, the Canadian Association of Law Libraries, the American Society for Legal History and the Canadian Historical Association. 

Prof. Anita Anand writes "Time for the OSC to revisit its policy on no-contest settlements" in Globe and Mail

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Anita Anand assesses the Ontario Security Commission's use of no-contest settlements and argues that "We should question whether the alleged benefits of no-contest settlements, including efficiency and deterrence, outweigh the weaknesses of this enforcement program" ("Time for the OSC to revisit its policy on no-contest settlements," July 10, 2018).

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

Think Locally, Act Globally: Challenging Canada's Human Rights Record at the UN

Monday, July 9, 2018

IHRP panel

(L) Samer Muscati, Director, International Human Rights Program; Shalini Konanur, Executive Director, South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO); Amanda Dale, Executive Director, Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic; Angela Wong, Staff Lawyer, Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC); and Monette Maillet, Director General, Canadian Human Rights Commission.

 

By Jenny Mao, 3L

Prof. Lisa Austin writes "We must not treat data like a natural resource" in Globe and Mail

Monday, July 9, 2018

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Lisa Austin argues that "data is not a natural resource but a new informational dimension to individual and community life" ("We must not treat data like a natural resource," July 9, 2018).

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


We must not treat data like a natural resource

By Lisa Austin

July 9, 2018

Congratulations to recent SJD graduate David Sandomierski, winner of a Governor General's Academic Gold Medal

Friday, July 6, 2018

David SandomierskiRecent SJD graduate David Sandomierski has received the Governor General's Academic Gold Medal for his work, one of the most prestigious awards for graduate students in Canada. The gold medal is awarded by each university to the graduate students who achieve the highest academic standing.

IHRP calls on Canada to Accept Recommendations from UN Review on Immigration Detention

Friday, July 6, 2018

Human Rights Groups Urge Canada to Legislate Against Indefinite Immigration Detention, End Child Detention

JD student Karen Chen co-authors "Canada's future prosperity depends on opening — not closing — our borders"

Thursday, July 5, 2018

In a commentary in the National Post, JD student Karen Chen, with co-authors Hugh Segal and Maureen Silcoff, argue that Canada needs higher immigration levels and an end to the Safe Third Country Agreement to stay competitive ("Canada's future prosperity depends on opening — not closing — our borders," July 4, 2018).

Read the full commentary on the National Post website, or below.

Prof. Kent Roach writes "Khill verdict should make us think twice about our self-defence laws"

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Kent Roach writes about the implications of the acquittal verdict in the Peter Khill trial for second-degree murder of Jonathan Styres, and Indigenous man ("Khill verdict should make us think twice about our self-defence laws," July 4, 2018).

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

Treasurers of the LSO: from Paul Schabas '84 to Malcolm Mercer '82

Friday, June 29, 2018

One alumnus of U of T Law has handed over the reins to another as treasurer of the Law Society of Ontario. The treasurer is the top-elected official of the Law Society, which regulates Ontario’s lawyers and paralegals in the public interest.

Paul Schabas '84 wrapped up his two-year term as Treasurer on June 28, 2018. In a farewell article in the Law Society of Ontario Gazette, he reviewed the accomplishments and challenges of those years. He concludes: