2019 Dean’s Graduate Student Leadership Award: Jean-Christophe Bedard Rubin

Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2019 Dean’s Graduate Student Leadership Award is Jean-Christophe Bedard Rubin (Second-year SJD).

The award honours and recognizes the exceptional contributions of one or more graduate students who have demonstrated outstanding co-curricular and extracurricular leadership at the law school, and whose contributions have helped make the law school a vibrant and inclusive scholarly community.  

Prof. Gillian Hadfield named among Fastcase 50 for global legal innovation

Thursday, July 11, 2019
Professor Gillian Hadfield

Professor Gillian Hadfield has been named among the Fastcase 50, a global recognition recognizing “law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, & leaders.”  Fastcase is a US-based legal research company, and launched this honour in 2011.

Dean's Leadership Award winners for first and second year law students are announced

Monday, July 8, 2019

The dean of the Faculty of Law, Prof. Ed Iacobucci has announced the recipients of our Dean’s Leadership Awards for first year and second year students (1L and 2L students). They are:

Prof. Anita Anand writes "The time is ripe for a review of securities law" in the Globe and Mail

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Anita Anand points out that what is supposed to be a regular 5-year review of securities legislation by an advisory commission, required in the Ontario’s Securities Act, is long overdue ("The time is ripe for a review of securities law," June 25, 2019).

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

Prof. Jeffrey MacIntosh writes "The 'double-dipping professor' in Doug Ford’s crosshairs is nothing but a myth"

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

In a commentary in the National Post, Prof. Jeffrey MacIntosh takes aim at the provincial government's plan to block university faculty members who are receiving a pension from being paid a salary ("The 'double-dipping professor' in Doug Ford’s crosshairs is nothing but a myth," June 4, 2019).

Read the full commentary on the National Post website, or below.

What does 'the rule of law' mean? Law and philosophy scholar Prof. David Dyzenhaus featured on CBC Radio's 'Sunday Edition'

Monday, June 3, 2019
Prof. David Dyzenhaus

What does 'the rule of law' really mean? Faculty of Law University Professor David Dyzenhaus was featured in a 30-minute interview with Michael Enright on CBC Radio's "The Sunday Edition" on June 2, 2019. In the conversation, Dyzenhaus defines the rule of law and discusses the Huawei case in Canada, and President Trumps rule in the United States.

Dean Edward Iacobucci reappointed for a second term

Thursday, May 23, 2019
Dean Ed Iacobucci

Dean Ed Iacobucci has been reappointed to a second term as dean of the Faculty of Law, from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2024. The agenda committee of the academic board of Governing Council approved the appointment and Vice President and Provost Cheryl Regehr made the announcement today.

Prof. Arthur Ripstein recognized with U of T's JJ Berry Smith Doctoral Supervision Award

Thursday, May 23, 2019
Professor Arthur Ripstein

University Professor of law and philosophy Arthur Ripstein is a recipient of the 2019 JJ Berry Smith Doctoral Supervision Award, in recognition of his outstanding performance as a doctoral supervisor over 30 years. Two awards are offered at U of T annually, one in the humanities and social sciences and the other in physical and life sciences.

Prof. Arthur Ripstein delivers Tanner Lecture at UC Berkeley on "Rules for Wrongdoers"

Monday, May 6, 2019

In early April 2019, Prof. Arthur Ripstein delivered the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at UC Berkeley. Prof. Ripstein delivered two lectures, "Rules for Wrongdoers" and "Combatants and Civilians," followed by a seminar and discussion with three of the world's leading thinkers on these issues (Christopher Kutz, Berkeley; Oona A. Hathaway, Yale; and Jeff McMahan, Oxford).

Prof. Trebilcock and SJD candidate Kanksha Mahadevia Ghimire co-author report on alternative medicines, argue need for risk-based regulation

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

University Professor Michael Trebilcock and SJD candidate Kanksha Mahadevia Ghimire authored a report on alternative medicines and called for risk-based regulation on certain popular forms of alternative medicine, especially when their use could be life-threatening to patients.