PBSC’s new Indigenous human rights clinics receive the 2019 Emil Gumpert award from the American College of Trial Lawyers

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

PBSC students gather together in the atrium as part of the May 2018 training conference

Award comes with a US$100,000 grant to assist with two pilot clinics

Prof. Anita Anand writes "What does 'reducing the regulatory burden’ mean?" in the Globe and Mail

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Anita Anand digs into what the commonly expressed concept of reducing the regulatory burden really means for securities regulation ("What does 'reducing the regulatory burden’ mean?", March 26, 2019).

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

What does 'reducing the regulatory burden’ mean?

By Anita Anand

March 26, 2019

Judicial appointment: alumna Amy D. Francis '99

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, has announced the appointment of alumna Amy D. Francis ('99), a principal at Legacy Tax + Trust Lawyers LLP, as a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

Intro to cannabis law: Student-run Cannabis Law Club launches with inaugural panel featuring legal experts

Monday, March 25, 2019

Story by Zachary Lechner-Sung / Photos by Ilya Motamedi

“Cannabis law is like learning to drive a car on a road that is still being paved, as the car is being assembled,” said Mark Cavdar, director of legal affairs at Aphria Inc. He was one of the speakers at the inaugural panel of the Cannabis Law Club, founded by students Ben Barrett, Ernest Tam, Zach Lechner-Sung and Benjamin Persofsky.

Alumni recognized with Ontario Bar Association Awards and James D. G. Douglas receives the President’s Award

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Alumnus James D. G. Douglas

Alumnus James D. G. Douglas, LLB 1979, is a recipient of the Ontario Bar Association’s President’s Award, given in recognition of lawyers or organizations who have made significant contributions advancing gender equality in the legal profession.  A partner at BLG, Douglas shares this award with the Hon. Justice Patricia Hennessy, of the Superior Court of Justice.

Binghamton University pre-law students visit U of T Faculty of Law during spring break

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Story and photo by Jerome Poon-Ting

Members of the Thurgood Marshall Pre-Law Society of Binghamton University, a highly regarded public research university in New York state, visited the law school on March 19th.

The undergraduate students were on their spring break and planned visits to law schools in the Greater Toronto Area, the Law Society of Ontario and city tourist attractions. For most, it was their first time to Toronto.

Alumna Noella Milne named new chancellor of George Brown College in Toronto

Monday, March 18, 2019
Alumna Noella Milne

Alumna Noella Milne, LLB 1986, has been named the new chancellor of Toronto’s George Brown College. She’ll be officially appointed as the college’s second chancellor at the installation ceremony on May 3rd.

A prominent real estate lawyer and senior partner at BLG in Toronto, Milne has been volunteering with GBC for 15 years, serving consecutive terms on its board of governors from 2003-2009 and its foundation board from 2010 to 2018. She completed her term as chair of the foundation board last year.

Prof. Audrey Macklin receives UTAA's Ludwik and Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize

Monday, March 18, 2019
Portrait of Audrey Macklin

The University of Toronto Alumni Association’s 2019 Awards of Excellence have been announced, and among them, Professor Audrey Macklin, LLB 1987, Chair in Human Rights Law, has received the Ludwik and Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize.

U of T Law Journal publishes special issue on "Same-Sex Marriage and the Law"

Friday, March 15, 2019

The latest issue of the University of Toronto Law Journal is a special issue on "Same-Sex Marriage and the Law." The issue includes three articles on the subject, including one by Prof. Brenda Cossman, "Same-Sex Marriage Beyond Charter Dialogue: Charter Cases and Contestation Within Government."

Alumni, Prof. Carol Rogerson and Asper Centre's Cheryl Milne receive Law Society of Ontario Medals for outstanding career contributions

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Cheryl Milne

Cheryl Milne

The Faculty of Law’s Professor Carol Rogerson, our alumna, and Cheryl Milne, executive director of the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights, are among the 2019 recipients of the Law Society of Ontario Medal, which recognizes and lauds “exceptional career achievements and contributions to their communities.”