Special issue of U of T Law Journal on Prof. Patrick Macklem's "The Sovereignty of Human Rights"

Monday, November 6, 2017

The new issue of the The University of Toronto Law Journal presents a collection of papers that were first given at a symposium on Prof. Patrick Macklem’s book, The Sovereignty of Human Rights. The symposium includes a response by the author to the revised papers and is introduced by Prof. Karen Knop, who sets Macklem’s book and the different papers in the context of his work as a whole.

'The conscience of AI': Why Prof. Markus Dubber created a forum for AI researchers and entrepreneurs to discuss ethics

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Prof. Markus Dubber
Prof. Markus Dubber

By Chris Sorensen

Markus Dubber’s first brush with artificial intelligence, or AI, occurred in an unlikely place: a performance of his daughter’s choir.

Prof. Kent Roach co-authors "Secret evidence should not be allowed in civil cases"

Monday, October 23, 2017

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Kent Roach and the University of Ottawa's Craig Forcese analyze the issues around a federal government proposal to allow the use of secret evidence in civil proceedings ("Secret evidence should not be allowed in civil cases," October 20, 2017).

Read the full commentary on the Globe and Mail website, or below.

Prof. Michael Trebilcock to present at International Monetary Fund global conference, Oct. 11th: A Q & A on his upcoming talk

Thursday, October 5, 2017

“Taking the facts seriously”: A Conversation with Professor Michael Trebilcock

Renowned law and economics scholar University Professor Michael Trebilcock will present a paper, “The Fracturing of the Post-War Free Trade Consensus: The Challenges of Constructing a New Consensus,” at the International Monetary Fund’s conference “Meeting Globalization’s Challenges,” October 11, 2017, in Washington, DC.

Prof. Anver Emon testifies at Parliamentary Committee about Systemic Racism and Religious Discrimination,

Thursday, October 5, 2017

On Wednesday Oct. 4, 2017, Prof. Anver Emon testified at the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage hearings about the motion Systemic Racism and Religious Discrimination, M-103.

Prof. Trudo Lemmens co-authors "Disclosure of pharma payments to doctors is a good first step – but it’s not enough"

Thursday, September 28, 2017

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Trudo Lemmens and co-author Paul D. Thacker praise Ontario's initiative to require medical companies to disclose payments to health-care providers, but note other areas of commercial drug marketing that also need greater transparency ("Disclosure of pharma payments to doctors is a good first step – but it’s not enough," September 27, 2017.

Kitty Newman Memorial Award given to Prof. Anver Emon

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Prof. Anver Emon is the recipient of the 2017 Kitty Newman Memorial Award which recognizes an outstanding emerging Canadian scholar in the field of philosophy. This award is selected by a committee of disciplinary peers who are Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada.

Prof. Audrey Macklin receives a prominent 2017 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellowship

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo / Photo by Sarah Coyle

Professor Audrey Macklin, Chair in Human Rights Law, is one of five scholars in Canada to receive a 2017 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellowship, in recognition of her outstanding scholarship and probono work advocating for immigrant and refugee rights.

Prof. Anver Emon one of six U of T researchers appointed to the notable Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Professor Anver Emon

The Faculty of Law’s Professor Anver M. Emon, a world-leading scholar of Islamic law, is one of six University of Toronto researchers appointed to the notable Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. In total, the College named 70 scholars to its academy today, in recognition of an emerging generation of outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership in Canada.

Prof. Jutta Brunnée elected to the Institut de Droit International

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Professor Jutta Brunnee

Renowned public international, and environmental law scholar, Prof. Jutta Brunnée, Metcalf Chair in Environmental Law, was elected to the prestigious Institut de Droit International (Institute of International Law) in recognition of her outstanding work in this field.