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Cover of Nexus 2019

The  2019 issue of Nexus is the first issue on the magazine's new dedicated website, nexus.law.utoronto.ca.

The 2019 issue cover story is "1L "boot camp" in law launches students into legal studies."

Dean Edward Iacobucci

Dean's Message

By Dean Edward Iacobucci

There is a definite buzz in the air.

Features

 

Students at Legal Methods Intensive

1L "boot camp" in law launches students into legal studies

By Karen Gross

Legal Methods Intensive is now in its sixth year, and students can’t imagine starting law school without it.

Nikki Gershbain

D + I in the C-Suite

By Karen Gross

Alumna Nikki Gershbain breaks new ground as Big Law’s first full-time chief inclusion officer.

Legal Hackers

U of T law and computer science students launch Toronto chapter of Legal Hackers club

By Peter Boisseau

Global movement aims to infuse tech into legal processes to streamline access to justice.

Andrea Burke

Introducing Andrea Burke, your new Law Alumni Association President

Nexus executive editor Lucianna Ciccocioppo sat down with alumna Andrea Burke, LLB 1994, to hear about the importance of classmate connections and engaging with U of T Law students – and how the benefits work both ways.

Shareholder activism panel

Shareholder activism, lawyers’ duties, and the grey areas in between

By Peter Boisseau

The rise of shareholder activism in a vaguely regulated environment has expanded the role of lawyers, a panel discussion at U of T Law heard. Increasingly, lawyers’ compliance with legal and ethical standards requires careful navigation of the grey areas that mark corporate and securities law.

Medical Assistance in Dying round table

Can – and should – we expand the Medical Assistance in Dying act to people with mental illness and dementia?

By Peter Boisseau

Panel experts raise more questions than answers at law seminar

Emma Phillips

Law of Leadership concentration launched for U of T Law’s GPLLM program

By Karen Gross

"Privacy, human rights, employment, and dispute resolution are among the many issues leaders grapple with on a daily basis, and it’s becoming increasingly necessary to understand how to manage them from a legal perspective."

Campaign for Excellence without Barriers

Liz Breen

Liz Breen: Clint Ford Memorial Bursary

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo

Gillian Lester

Gillian Lester

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo

Jon Levin

Jon Levin

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo

Victoria Stuart

Victoria Stuart

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo

John Turchin

John Turchin

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo

Jeff Wolman

Jeff Wolman

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo

Davina Shivratan

In their own words: our students talk about #excellencewithoutbarriers

In their own words, our students and recent alumni describe the importance of financial aid to their choice to attend the Faculty of Law and their success in their legal studies.

Q & A

 

John Pitfield

Q & A with John Pitfield, LLB 1997, Partner, Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

On lessons learned after a firm implosion, building a Boston alumni group – and looking out for the curve balls in life