Demise of rule of law: In Canada? Professor David Dyzenhaus for The Lawyer's Daily

Thursday, July 23, 2020

David Dyzenhaus is a University professor of law and philosophy at the University of Toronto. 

In an article for The Lawyer's Daily, published July 21, Dyzenhaus writes: 

Can COVID-19 contact tracing apps protect both your health and your privacy?

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Lisa Austin and David Lie

Professors Lisa Austin (Faculty of Law) and David Lie (ECE), photographed together before COVID-19 struck, are among a team of researchers and legal experts studying the privacy implications and the technology behind contact tracing apps. (Photo: Jessica MacInnis)

by Jessica MacInnis, U of T Engineering News

MAID town hall: Professor Trudo Lemmens joins CBC's The National Conversation to discuss proposed changes to medical assistance in dying

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Professor Trudo Lemmens is the Faculty's Scholl Chair in Health Law and Policy. His research focuses on the interaction between law, governance tools, and ethical norms and values in the context of health care, biomedical research, pharmaceutical and other health product development, and knowledge production.

Shifting borders: Invisible, but very real: Professor Ayelet Shachar's essay published in the UNESCO Courier

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

First published in 1948, the UNESCO Courier is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization magazine. It has the largest and widest-ranging readership of all the journals published by the United Nations and its specialized institutions. 

U of T's Centre for Ethics launches Oxford Handbook of Ethics of AI

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Markus Dubber
Markus Dubber, the director of U of T's Centre for Ethics, co-edited the nearly 900-page handbook, which examines the evolving field of AI through an interdisciplinary and international lens (photo courtesy Faculty of Law)

Downtown Legal Services director, Lisa Cirillo, appointed new CEO of The Law Foundation of Ontario

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Law Foundation of Ontario Press Release

Lisa Cirillo

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce that Lisa Cirillo will be its new CEO, effective September 8, 2020.

In Memoriam: James C. McCartney, Q.C. (1937-2020)

Thursday, July 16, 2020

James McCartney

The Faculty of Law extends condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of alumnus James "Jim" C. McCartney, Q.C. (LLB 1964).

Born on December 29,1937, Jim spent his early childhood in mining country in northern Ontario before moving to Toronto. A dedicated student, Jim graduated from the University of Toronto Schools (1956), University of Toronto (BComm 1960) and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 1964.

The Invention of the Police: The New Yorker cites U of T Law Professor Markus D. Dubber

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Why did American policing get so big, so fast?

In an article for The New Yorker, author Jill Lepore explores the history of U.S. policing and cites University of Toronto Faculty of Law Professor Markus D. Dubber, director of U of T's Centre for Ethics:

"Under the rule of law, people are equals; under the rule of police, as the legal theorist Markus Dubber has written, we are not. We are more like the women, children, servants, and slaves in a household in ancient Greece, the people who were not allowed to be a part of the polis."

The Future of Work in the Age of Automation and AI: C4eJournal

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
C4eJournal the future of work in the age of automation and AI
Based on an international and interdisciplinary online conference in May 2020, hosted by the University of Toronto's Centre for Ethics, the Future of Work in the Age of Automation and AI symposium explored the implications and complications that automation and AI have introduced into the work-leisure matrix, by considering possible futures of work that have been fram