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The Fall/Winter 2018 issue of Nexus features "Launched: The Campaign for #ExcellencewithoutBarriers has received $25 million to date for our $30 million goal to support student bursaries"

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Dean Edward Iacobucci

Dean's Message

By Dean Edward Iacobucci

Celebrations abound at the Faculty of Law


US Supreme Court Justice The Hon. Elena Kagan receives honorary degree from U of T

News from the Faculty of Law

Excerpts from the latest news from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, featuring SCOTUS Justice Elena Kagan; an IHRP report on Canada's adoption of AI in immigration; alumni who received 2018 Arbor Awards; and Menaka Guruswamy giving the 2018 Goodman Lecture.



Geoff Taber

Remembering the late Geoff Taber

More than $2.5 million has been raised to support a chair and JD/MBA student financial awards at the University of Toronto in his honour

2018 1L class profile snippet

So what do we know about the Class of 2021?

Each year, since 2015, the Faculty of Law has been able to get a clear picture of our first-year JD students, thanks to a self-reporting survey.

Asper Centre 10th anniversary group photo

Asper Centre celebrates 10 years with a special constitutional panel, and a $2.5 million gift from namesake, David Asper

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo

You can accomplish a lot in 10 years, with strategic vision and leadership, enthusiastic support and some very bright  law students.

Law student Sukhmani Virdi  at Downtown Legal Services

Blue J Legal startup now offering AI-powered employment law product

By Peter Boisseau

Employment Foresight a hit with firms—and free for community legal clinics

Campaign for Excellence without Barriers - The Promise of Possibilities

Melissa Kennedy and Mark Wiseman

Our lead volunteers of the Campaign for Excellence without Barriers

Thank you! We are grateful for the tremendous amount of interest and support for our student-focused campaign.

Photo from Campaign launch event

Launched: The Campaign for #ExcellencewithoutBarriers has received $25 million to date for our $30 million goal to support student bursaries

This is the largest bursary campaign at any Canadian law school, to help increase access to the Faculty of Law for the best and brightest students, no matter their financial means

Jerry (Goh Eun) Lee, JD 2018

In their own words

Hear directly from Faculty of Law students and recent alumni about the significant impact of financial aid on their lives


We are grateful to these, and all our alumni donors, who have supported the Campaign for Excellence without Barriers, the Faculty of Law’s priority to significantly deepen student financial aid.

Julie Lee '78

Julie Lee

By Karen Gross

Laura Fric '93

Laura Fric

By Karen Gross

Alex Moore, LLB 1996

Alex Moore

By Karen Gross

Sarah Armstrong and Catherine Youdan

Sarah Armstrong and Catherine Youdan

By Karen Gross

Gordon Raman, LLB/MBA 1996

Gordon Raman

By Karen Gross

Sana Halwani, JD 2004

Sana Halwani

By Karen Gross

Nota Bene


Cornell Wright, JD/MBA 2000

Leading on all fronts

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo

Cornell Wright, JD/MBA 2000, partner at Torys LLP, gets down to business to talk about his work, his volunteerism and how he pulls together great teams to serve clients, advance firm strategy and goals.



Illustration - robot holding map of human brain

To control AI, we need to understand more about humans

By Professor Gillian Hadfield

Q & A

Clara Gonzalez-Martin, LLB 1990

Clara Gonzalez-Martin, LLB 1990, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo

On the thrill of the deal, mentors and sponsors—and the importance of staying true to yourself