U of T law students sharpen advocacy skills in unique criminal law externship focused on appellate and Supreme Court cases

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Providing mentorship and feedback to U of T law students: (L) Adjunct professor Michael Dineen, 3L Glen Tucker, 3L SuJung Lee, 3L Kenzie Bunting, with adjunct professors Gerald Chan, Nader Hasan and Erin Dann, and externship co-supervisor Professor Vincent Chiao.


By Peter Boisseau / Photography by Dhoui Chang

A unique U of T Law externship seminar course unlike anything offered by other Canadian universities is helping balance the scales of justice, as students lend their talents to some of the best criminal appeal lawyers in Canada.

UPDATED: U of T Campus Status Update

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Due to worsening weather conditions, all classes starting at 4 p.m. or later on our Downtown Toronto campus are cancelled. Buildings and facilities remain open.

An update will be posted Feb. 13, 2019, by 6:30 am.


Check the status of the University of Toronto Campuses here.


Monday, February 11, 2019

Prof. Kent Roach writes "One year after the acquittal of Gerald Stanley, little has changed"

Monday, February 11, 2019

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail on the anniversary of the acquittal of Gerald Stanley for the killing of Colton Boushie, Prof. Kent Roach assesses what little has been done, and what more needs to be done, to ensure "Canadian justice does not continue to be experienced by Indigenous people as injustice." ("One year after the acquittal of Gerald Stanley, little has changed," February 9, 2019).

Prof. Anita Anand writes "Ontario’s law society needs to address problems in self-regulation"

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Anita Anand proposes changes to improve the governance of the Law Society of Ontario ("Ontario’s law society needs to address problems in self-regulation," February 5, 2019).

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

Ontario’s law society needs to address problems in self-regulation

By Anita Anand

Alumna Shaun O’Brien '98 appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario in Toronto

Monday, February 4, 2019

Alumna Shaun O’Brien '98, General Counsel and Executive Director at Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), has been appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario in Toronto.

Alumnus and entrepreneur Dan Debow was the guest speaker at the 2019 JD/MBA networking event

Friday, February 1, 2019

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo / Photos by Dhoui Chang

A frigid polar vortex in January couldn’t keep 90 alumni and students from the U of T Faculty of Law and Rotman School of Management attending the 2019 JD/MBA annual networking event, with guest speaker Dan Debow, Class of 2000, and hosted generously by Torys LLP.

Indigenous languages art installation unveiled at U of T's Faculty of Law

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Rochelle Allan, left, acting manager of the Indigenous Initiatives Office, views the language installation with U of T law students

2019 is the United Nation's International Year of Indigenous Languages

Story and Photos by Lucianna Ciccocioppo

2019 Wright Memorial Lecture - “Institutions for Protecting Constitutional Democracy: Some Conceptual Preliminaries" by Prof. Mark Tushnet

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

By Peter Boisseau

The eminent Harvard Law School professor who delivered this year’s Cecil A. Wright Memorial Lecture says Americans can’t rely on the legal system to hold U.S. President Donald Trump accountable for allegedly conspiring with Russia in the 2016 election.

January 29th: St. George (Downtown) Campus is open

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The University has resumed full operations at its St. George campus as of 6 a.m. Jan. 29, 2019. All classes and exams will be held as normally scheduled.

Latest campus status updates can be found here: https://www.utoronto.ca/campus-status