2019 Dean’s Graduate Student Leadership Award: Jean-Christophe Bedard Rubin

Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2019 Dean’s Graduate Student Leadership Award is Jean-Christophe Bedard Rubin (Second-year SJD).

The award honours and recognizes the exceptional contributions of one or more graduate students who have demonstrated outstanding co-curricular and extracurricular leadership at the law school, and whose contributions have helped make the law school a vibrant and inclusive scholarly community.  

Real or fake? U of T law students work with Amnesty International to verify conflict zone videos

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

U of T's DVC working group pictured at the Hong Kong summit. (From left) George Ghabrial, Sara Bolourchian, Amitpal Singh, Milica Pavlovic and Aaqib Mahmood (photo by Alice Tse)
U of T's DVC working group pictured at the Hong Kong summit. (From left) George Ghabrial, Sara Bolourchian, Amitpal Singh, Milica Pavlovic and Aaqib Mahmood (photo by Alice Tse)

By Romi Levine

Prof. Gillian Hadfield named among Fastcase 50 for global legal innovation

Thursday, July 11, 2019
Professor Gillian Hadfield

Professor Gillian Hadfield has been named among the Fastcase 50, a global recognition recognizing “law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, & leaders.”  Fastcase is a US-based legal research company, and launched this honour in 2011.

Dean's Leadership Award winners for first and second year law students are announced

Monday, July 8, 2019

The dean of the Faculty of Law, Prof. Ed Iacobucci has announced the recipients of our Dean’s Leadership Awards for first year and second year students (1L and 2L students). They are:

Alumna and human rights champion SCC Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella to receive the Rose Wolfe Distinguished Alumni Award

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella

Faculty of Law alumna and Supreme Court of Canada Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella (BA 1967 UC, LLB 1970, Hon LLD 1990) will receive the prestigious Rose Wolfe Distinguished Alumni Award for 2019. The University of Toronto Alumni Association (UTAA) announced her selection at the Annual General Meeting during Alumni Reunion this spring.

Another school year wraps up: Dean Ed Iacobucci writes

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Dear Alumni, Faculty, Students, Staff and Friends,

Dean Ed IacobucciIt’s that time of year again: I am writing to share the highlights of life at your law school. We’ve had another productive and successful academic year, customarily busy with much research, teaching and learning—this is by no means a comprehensive review!

Judicial appointment: alumnus David A. Crerar '97

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

David Crerar '97The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, has announced the appointment of alumnus David A. Crerar '97, Partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, as a Judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

Prof. Anita Anand writes "The time is ripe for a review of securities law" in the Globe and Mail

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Anita Anand points out that what is supposed to be a regular 5-year review of securities legislation by an advisory commission, required in the Ontario’s Securities Act, is long overdue ("The time is ripe for a review of securities law," June 25, 2019).

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

Class of 2019 celebrates Convocation and alumnus SCC Justice Michael Moldaver is the honorary graduand

Monday, June 10, 2019

Photos: Dhoui Chang

They walked on the dais at Convocation Hall as graduates, and walked off as U of T’s newest alumni. About 200 law students celebrated the completion of their law degree June 7th, as the Class of 2019 enjoyed Convocation with their family, friends, and faculty and staff.

The Faculty of Law celebrated Convocation together with graduates from the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and the honorary graduand was alumnus The Hon. Justice Michael Moldaver.

Honorary degree recipient Justice Michael Moldaver urges grads to 'go forward with confidence'

Friday, June 7, 2019

Justice Michael Moldaver

(photo courtesy of Michael Moldaver)

By Rahul Kalvapalle

Each year, the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law recognizes outstanding academic achievement by law students – and it’s no coincidence two of those awards are named after Justice Michael Moldaver.