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The Spring/Summer 2016 issue of Nexus features "Doors Open"—highlighting the opening and the remarkable features of the new Jackman Law Building.

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Top 10 news stories of the first half of 2016 illustration

Top 10 news stories of the first half of 2016

From outstanding student achievements to law school memories and faculty honours, here are the stories that made you click in the first half of 2016.



(Left) Kerry Andrusiak, Damian Rolfe, adjunct professor and alumnus Max Morgan, Jenny Yunjeong Lee and Ahmed Eldessouki are some of the recent clinic participants.

Redefining patent law to accelerate medical breakthroughs

By Peter Boisseau / Photograph by Lucianna Ciccocioppo

Redefining patent law to accelerate medical breakthroughs: students in the Structural Genomics Consortium clinic devise a new material transfer agreement to ensure research is shared.

Directors’ duties under scrutiny illustration

Directors’ duties under scrutiny

By Christopher R. Graham, JD 2007 / Illustration by Alex Nabaum

Program on Ethics in Law and Business panel dissected the Supreme Court’s 2008 decision on fiduciary duty.

Prof. Patrick Macklem

Human rights need to be enshrined by international law to exist: discuss

By Peter Boisseau / Photography by Nick Wong

Scholar Patrick Macklem, author of The Sovereignty of Human Rights, says the law “…is agnostic in terms of what becomes a new human right or not.”

Illustration for Inclusion or Over-inclusion?

Inclusion or Over-inclusion?

By Andrew Sniderman, JD 2014 / Illustration by Sandra Dionisi

Scholars and alumni debate the assisted dying issue—and how to protect society’s most vulnerable.

The Hon. Hal Jackman

An evening to thank the Hon. Hal Jackman

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo / Photos by Salathiel Wesser

It was a small event to say a big and heartfelt ‘Thank you!’ to the distinguished alumnus who helped to make the new law building a reality: the Hon. Henry (Hal) N. R. Jackman, Class of 1956.

Illustration of Jackman Law Building being unwrapped

Doors Open

Illustration by Brian Stauffer

We absolutely love the Jackman Law Building—its impressive magnificence, thoughtful and airy design, and abundance of space for teaching, learning, collaborating and socializing.

Betty Ho

Family ties: Gallant and Betty Ho

By Karen Gross / Photo of Prof. Betty Ho by Taffi Rosen

The Ho legacy lives on at the Faculty of Law.

PBSC @ 20

“Is there something law students can do?”

Pro Bono Students Canada @ 20

Alumni reflections on PBSC’s milestone year.

Nota Bene


Mark Falbo

Flagged for success

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo / Photography by Jim Ryce

Alumnus Mark Falbo leads the family business into new markets around the globe



Red, White, and Kind of Blue?

Red, White, and Kind of Blue?

By David Schneiderman, Professor of Law

Reflections on Canadian Constitutional Culture.

Q & A


Maureen Sabia, JD 1965

Q & A with Maureen Sabia, JD 1965, Chairman [sic] of Canadian Tire Corporation

Interview by Lucianna Ciccocioppo / Photography by Cameron Jenkins

On digital innovation in retail, going to law school in the '60s, and the must-have CT product for the summer.