The future of legal education: Deans' Roundtable includes University of Toronto, Tsinghua University and the University of Hong Kong

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The future of legal education is looking international: (left) HKU Law Dean Michael Hor, with U of T Associate Dean Kerry Rittich, moderator, Dean Ed Iacobucci, and Tsinghua Law School's Dean Shen Weixing.


By Peter Boisseau

Prof. Kent Roach on how the Canadian legal system fails Indigenous people like Colten Boushie

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Photo of Colten Boushie
Colten Boushie in a photo posted Nov. 6, 2011 (photo via Facebook)

By Geoffrey Vendeville

The verdict in the Colten Boushie case has provoked outrage across the country and prompted reflection about how the justice system treats Indigenous people. 

Prof. Markus Dubber organizes event series where urban experts tackle Toronto’s most pressing ethical issues

Monday, February 12, 2018

Downtown Toronto
U of T's Centre For Ethics brings experts together to talk about the ethical issues that arise when a city grows and innovates (photo by Photo by Al x via Unsplash)

By Romi Levine

When it comes to ethics, “everyone is an expert and no one is an expert,” says Markus Dubber, a professor in the Faculty of Law and director of the Centre for Ethics at the University of Toronto.

Prof. Lemmens is co-principal investigator on CIHR grant to overcome barriers to transparency about drug safety and effectiveness

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The transparency of research data is increasingly recognized as crucial to reliable, evidence-informed decision-making about health care. Recently, Canada’s Bill C-17 (“Vanessa’s Law”) gave Health Canada the ability to make information about drug safety and effectiveness more transparent. Yet, changing the real world practices of regulators and clinical researchers--much less the pharmaceutical industry--remains a huge challenge.

Prof. Jutta Brunnée honoured by American Society of International Law for new book on International Climate Change Law

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

International Climate Change LawProfessor Jutta Brunnée, Metcalf Chair in Environmental Law, has won a prestigious 2018 American Society of International Law Certificate of Merit for her new book International Climate Change Law (Oxford University Press, 2017) co-authored with Professors Daniel Bodansky (Arizona State University) and Lavanya Rajamani (Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi).  The ASIL book awards committee pra

Prof. Kent Roach writes "Colten Boushie’s family should be upset: Our jury selection procedure is not fair"

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Kent Roach argues that the ability of both the prosecution and the defence to exercise peremptory challenges of prospective jurors means the current method of jury selection in Canadian trials  is fundamentally unfair and makes it possible for lawyers to discriminate against Indigenous persons and others ("Colten Boushie’s family should be upset: Our jury selection procedure is not fair," January 20, 2018).

Top 10 news stories of 2017

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Top 10 newsFrom outstanding students to alumni achievements and new faculty, here are the stories that made you click in 2017.

Prof. Anna Su writes "Court to weigh conflicting rights in grant case" in Toronto Star

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

In a commentary in the Toronto Star, Prof. Anna Su analyzes the complexities of a case where a private non-profit group was denied federal student jobs funding because of a requirement applicants affirm respect for human rights, including reproductive rights ("Court to weigh conflicting rights in grant case," January 17, 2018).

Read the full commentary below.

Court to weigh conflicting rights in grant case

By Anna Su

January 17, 2018

Prof. Audrey Macklin and IHRP director Samer Muscati write "Abdoul Abdi case: A test of Canada’s commitment to rules and compassion"

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, International Human Rights Program director Samer Muscati and Prof. Audrey Macklin analyze the case of Somalia-born but Canada-raised Abdoul Abdi, arguing that Canada should not deport him just because child-protection services never applied for citizenship for him while he spent his childhood under their care ("Abdoul Abdi case: A test of Canada’s commitment to rules and compassion," January 16, 2018).