Read the new issue of the Journal of Law & Equality

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Journal of Law & Equality (JLE) has published Vol 15 (2019) on its website at https://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/utjle/index.

Prof. Kent Roach writes "Can prosecutorial independence and the public interest ever truly be reconciled?"

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Kent Roach assesses and compares two recent reports on the SNC-Lavalin affair, one by Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion and the other by former attorney-general Anne McLellan ("Can prosecutorial independence and the public interest ever truly be reconciled?", August 15, 2019).

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

JD student Teodora Pasca writes "The Ontario government is destroying university legal clinics" in Canadian Lawyer magazine

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

In a commentary in Canadian Lawyer magazine, JD student Teodora Pasca argues that the Ontario government's legal aid cuts and the Student Choice Initiative threaten the future of the legal profession ("The Ontario government is destroying university legal clinics," August 19, 2019).

Read the full commentary on the Canadian Lawyer website, or below.

'Without education, I wouldn't be able to give': Victoria Stuart, '75

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Victoria Stuart

Not only did Victoria Stuart, Class of 1975, have law school on her mind when she first started her undergraduate degree in political science at Dalhousie University, she knew exactly what kind of law.  

Prof. Anver Emon and alumnus Nader Hasan '06 write "What to do if CSIS comes knocking"

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

In a commentary in the Toronto Star, Prof. Anver Emon and alumnus Nader Hasan bring attention to the issue of Muslim students receiving intimidating in-person approaches by CSIS officers, and explain their new initiative, the U of T National Security Student Support Hotline, to provide pro bono legal advice to students affected ("What to do if CSIS comes knocking," August 12, 2019).

Incoming: meet some of the new students in the Class of 2022

Sunday, August 11, 2019

The Faculty of Law is excited to welcome, and welcome back, all our law students--JD, graduate and transfer students--most especially the incoming 1Ls. We’d like to introduce some of the Class of 2022 to you. In our annual series of new first-year profiles, meet: Hunter Carlson, Ifrah Farah, Aidan Katz and Julia Pimental.

Stories by Karen Gross

Hunter Carlson

Hunter Carlson

Three alumni named to Canadian Lawyer's Top 25 Most Influential List for 2019

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers list for 2019 image

The Faculty of Law congratulates alumni who made Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers list for 2019: Peter Nguyen, JD 2000, Shara Roy, JD 2003 and Hilda Wong, JD 1991. 

The IHRP's Vincent Wong writes "Attacks on the media in Hong Kong threaten democracy"

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Vincent Wong '13, the William C. Graham Research Associate at U of T Law's International Human Rights Program, has written a commentary in the Toronto Star about recent attacks on journalists in Hong Kong and the broader pattern of violence towards the media ("Attacks on the media in Hong Kong threaten democracy," July 29, 2019).

Prof. Gillian Hadfield appointed inaugural director of U of T’s Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society and Schwartz Reisman Chair in Technology and Society

Friday, July 26, 2019

By Geoffrey Vendeville, U of T News

Facial recognition technology. Algorithms that decide who is a good candidate for a loan or medical procedure. Interactive robots in workplaces and seniors’ homes.

These are just a few examples of the many new and emerging technologies that promise to reshape society in profound and, perhaps, unexpected ways – often raising thorny ethical questions in the process.