Asper Centre and Justice for Children and Youth organize youth consultations for legal challenge to Canada’s voting age

Thursday, November 14, 2019

In partnership with several child rights organizations, Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY) and the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights (Asper Centre) have secured case development funding from the Court Challenges Program, which helps finance cases of national significance related to constitutional human rights issues. They will be hosting a consultation for children and youth to inform a legal challenge against Canada’s minimum voting age.

U of T Law ranked in top 10 global law schools in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The University of Toronto Faculty of Law has been ranked as one of the top 10 law schools in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020.

U of T Law was ranked tenth, ahead of any other law schools outside of Great Britain and the United States.

Reunion 2019

Monday, October 28, 2019

Alumni at Reunion

It was another fantastic turnout as over 500 alumni from years ending in 4 and 9 gathered at the law school on October 25 for the Faculty of Law reunion. The the Osler Atrium, Bora Laskin Law Library and Torys Hall were filled with a wonderful vibe as alumni reconnected with classmates at the pre-dinner cocktail reception. The largest turnout was from the newest alumni, as 70 members of the class of 2014 joined the party for their first reunion.

Alumnus Michael Dineen (LLB 2002) receives Arbor Award for volunteer service to U of T

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Michael Dineen (LLB 2002), centre, with Chancellor Rose Patten (left) and President Meric Gertler (right)
Michael Dineen (LLB 2002), centre, with Chancellor Rose Patten (left) and President Meric Gertler (right)

Watch the video of the annual Wright Lecture - Philip Pettit on “The Elusive Sovereign”

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Philip PettitThe annual Cecil A. Wright Memorial Lecture marked its 50th anniversary with a talk on October 10, 2019 by Philip Pettit, L.S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University. The inaugural lecture had been given in 1969 by Prof J. Fleming (Univ of California).

Listen to Prof. Audrey Macklin interviewed on CBC radio's The Sunday Edition about immigration and asylum-seekers

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Prof. Audrey MacklinOn CBC Radio's program The Sunday Edition, host Michael Enright conducted an extensive interview with Prof. Audrey Macklin, Chair in Human Rights, regarding perceptions about the issue of immigration and asylum-seekers in Canada.

SJD student Mariam Olafuyi receives African Scholars Award

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Based on a story by Perry King

SJD student Mariam Olafuyi has been awarded an emerging academic award at the third annual African Scholars Awards ceremony. 

The awards, created by the University of Toronto’s African Alumni Association, recognize the winners for their commitment to building and strengthening communities inside and outside U of T in ways that promote diversity, inclusivity and innovation. Twenty-five students, faculty, staff and alumni received awards at an event at the William Waters Lounge in Woodsworth College.

Prof. Trudo Lemmens co-authors "The latest medical assistance in dying decision needs to be appealed: Here’s why"

Thursday, October 10, 2019

In a commentary in The Conversation, Prof. Trudo Lemmens and co-author Laverne Jacobs  (University of Windsor , Faculty of Law) argue that what’s known as the Truchon decision, which invalidated Canada’s “reasonable foreseeable death” and “end of life” access criteria for medical assistance in dying, should be appealed ("The latest medical assistance in dying decision needs to be appealed: Here’s why," October 9, 2019).

Watch the video of the Grand Moot

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Grand Moot 2019 group photo
Photo by Vivian Cheng, courtesy of Ultra Vires