Listen: Q&A with Prof. Ayelet Shachar on "Golden Visas, Dreamers, & Ethics in Immigration"

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Listen to Prof. Ayelet Shachar discuss "Golden Visas, Dreamers, & Ethics in Immigration" in a podcast with the journal Ethics & International Affairs (a complete transcript is also available). The discussion is based on Prof.

Prof. Ariel Katz writes "Data governance in a digital age: When information wants to be unfree"

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

In a commentary in the Financial Post, Prof. Ariel Katz suggests that the Law of the Sea offers a useful framework for thinking about data governance. He concludes "Information can be free, shared and open, owned, closed and expensive; it can be empowering and dangerous. We must determine what we want it to be." ("Data governance in a digital age: When information wants to be unfree," May 19, 2018).

Prof. Kent Roach and alumnus Andrew Stobo Sniderman write "How America and Canada are diverging on the sad legacy of torture"

Friday, May 25, 2018

In a commentary in the Ottawa Citizen, Prof. Kent Roach and alumnus Andrew Stobo Sniderman ('14) analyze the difference between approaches to revelations of torture in Canada and the United States ("How America and Canada are diverging on the sad legacy of torture," May 16, 2018).

Read the full commentary on the Ottawa Citizen website, or below.

Prof. Anita Anand writes "The importance of regulatory oversight of proxy advisory firms"

Friday, May 25, 2018

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Anita Anand looks at the implications of the growing influence of proxy advisory firms on corporate governance ("The importance of regulatory oversight of proxy advisory firms," May 23, 2018).

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

Susan Ursel selected Constitutional-Litigator-in-Residence for the Asper Centre

Friday, May 18, 2018
Susan Ursel headshot

The Faculty of Law’s David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights is pleased to announce lawyer Susan Ursel will be the Asper Centre’s Constitutional-Litigator-in-Residence for fall 2018.

Ursel, a Toronto-based employment and human rights lawyer, will be teaching constitutional advocacy in the Asper Centre clinic during the academic fall term. Drawing upon her extensive experience from her constitutional, human rights and administrative law practice, she will mentor students on the case files that they will be working on in the clinic.

Prof. Douglas Sanderson writes "A federal equalization program that includes First Nations" in Policy Options

Thursday, May 17, 2018

In a commentary in Policy Options, Prof. Douglas Sanderson says that in the future, Indigenous confederacies that exercise self-government and have taxation power could also be part of the larger equalization system ("A federal equalization program that includes First Nations," May 16, 2018).

Shanghai in the spring: D'Arcy White is the inaugural recipient of the Dr. Scott Guan China Law Practice Award

Monday, May 14, 2018

See you soon in Shanghai: alumnus Dr. Scott Guan gives law student D'Arcy White a ballcap from Zhong Lun Law Firm, where D'Arcy will soon start his internship. 

 

Story and photo by Lucianna Ciccocioppo

 

A new international business law internship at the Faculty of Law, generously funded by alumnus Dr. Scott Guan, SJD 2003, is sending JD law student D’Arcy White to Shanghai this spring.

This is the inaugural year for the Dr. Scott Guan China Law Practice Award, and he hopes it expands over the years.

Prof. David Schneiderman writes "Barriers for beer, but not oil" in National Post

Monday, April 30, 2018

In a commentary in the National Post, Prof. David Schneiderman assesses the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in the Comeau interprovincial trade case and its relevance to disputes between Alberta and British Columbia ("Barriers for beer, but not oil," April 26, 2018).

Read the full commentary below (not available online).


Barriers for beer, but not oil

By David Schneiderman

April 26, 2018

Prof. Karen Knop awarded British Academy Visiting Fellowship for "Peace Cases and Peace Camps" project

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Prof. Karen Knop has been awarded a British Academy Visiting Fellowship. She will be at the Centre for Women, Peace & Security at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the autumn of 2018.

Her project is "Peace Cases and Peace Camps: A Study in Feminist International Law and Foreign Affairs Law." Here is the abstract:

Prof. Kent Roach writes "Why the Quebec City mosque shooting was terrorism"

Friday, April 20, 2018

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Kent Roach argues that Alexandre Bissonnette could and should have been charged with terrorism as well as murder, on the basis of s.231(6.01) of the Criminal Code ("Why the Quebec City mosque shooting was terrorism," April 20, 2018).

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