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Nexus, Fall/Winter 2014

The Fall/Winter 2014 issue of Nexus features "Spillover into Canada." How will the Supreme Court rule in Ecuador's environmental settlement battle against Chevron?

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Dean Edward Iacobucci

New Year, New Dean

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo / Photography by Raina+Wilson

A Q & A with the new James M. Tory Professor of Law and dean, Ed Iacobucci, LLB 1996

Crowdfunding illustration

Crowd Control

By Randi Chapnik Myers / Illustration by Taylor Callery 

The hot new practice area of equity crowdfunding law  supports innovation—but does it protect investors?

Elton John AIDS Foundation

Elton John’s foundation funds a new refugee project of the International Human Rights Program

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo

DNA Match - Sana Halwani '04

DNA match

By Andrew Stobo Sniderman, JD 2014 / Photography by Sandy Nicholson & Guilliaume Simoneau

Can the ‘map of life’ be patented? Three alumni are working probono to take the issue of gene patents to court

Toronto-Tsinghua conference illustration

In the shadows: Another global meltdown?

By Peter Boisseau / Illustration by Beppe Giacobbe

The Toronto-Tsinghua International Law Conference examined the threats—and possible solutions—to the rise of unregulated ‘shadow’ banking in China and the US

Illustration for Spillover into Canada

Spillover into Canada

By Christopher R. Graham, JD 2007 / Illustrations by Justin Renteria

Chevron Corporation says its Canadian subsidiary has no assets to pay Indigenous Ecuadorians a US$9.5 billion environmental settlement. What will the Supreme Court of Canada say?

Illustration for Balancing Act

Balancing Act

By Mark Witten / Illustration by Sandra Dionisi

The US Supreme Court looks north to more balanced, 'Canadian-style' patent law system

Nota Bene


Alumnus Mark Walma and the Mcadam station

The abandoned train station in New Brunswick’s forest

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo / Photography by Ahmed Dassouki

Alumnus Mark Walma is selling out his Abigail Massey books to save the McAdam station




Illustration for op-ed about Iraq

ISIS in Iraq: the legacy of flawed institutional reform

By Richard Stacey, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and Zaid Al-Ali, Senior Advisor on Constitution-Building, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance / Illustration by Michael Sloan

Q & A


Brian Bowman '99

Mr. Winnipeg

By Karen Gross / Photography by David Lipnowski

Brian Bowman, JD 1999: on hotly contested elections, building up his hometown, and grabbing life’s opportunities as they come