University of Toronto Faculty of Law ranks among Top 10 public law schools in the world: Times Higher Education

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

University of Toronto one of only eight universities globally to place in Top 50 in all Tines Higher Education subject rankings

By Romi Levine

The Times Higher Education 2019 World University Rankings by Subject ranked the University of Toronto Faculty of Law among the Top 10 public law schools, according to new rankings by the prestigious Times Higher Education.

Justice Roger Hughes keynoted annual Patent Colloquium

Friday, November 30, 2018

"What is a patent? It's a ticket to sue!"

By German Andres Guberman and Amanda Wolczanski, JD students

Justice Roger Hughes gave a candid and engaging talk on the patent system, as part of the keynote for the seventh annual Patent Law Colloquium, organized by the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy. His self-proclaimed “rant” was an informal analysis of the patent system's cast of characters (including patent officers, judges and lawyers), deficiencies, and potential fixes.

U of T Faculty of Law startup Blue J Legal raises US$7 million, plans cross-border expansion

Friday, November 30, 2018

Prof. Benjamin Alarie speaks about Blue J Legal

By Chris Sorenson

A University of Toronto legal startup that uses artificial intelligence to predict the outcomes of tax and employment law cases has raised US$7 million in financing – money that will be used to fund a U.S. expansion.

Prof. Gillian Hadfield writes "We’re going to live in a world of bots. They need to be polite" in Washington Post

Friday, November 30, 2018

In a commentary in the Washington Post, Prof. Gillian Hadfield discusses the importance of seemingly minor rules of behaviour in human interaction and the challenges robots with artificial intelligence may face as a result ("We’re going to live in a world of bots. They need to be polite," November 21, 2018).

Prof. Carol Rogerson awarded one of the 10 in 10 Awards of Excellence in Family Justice

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Portrait of Professor Carol Rogerson

Professor Carol Rogerson was awarded one of the 10 in 10 Awards of Excellence in Family Justice by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (Ontario Chapter). The AFCC is a multi-disciplinary family justice organization with chapters in the United States, Canada, and Australia

U of T Careers: Markus Dubber on the work of an ethicist

Friday, November 23, 2018

Prof. Markus Dubber

From The Bulletin Brief

Markus Dubber, a scholar and professor of law and ethics, might surprise you when he tells you about what motivates him to create learning opportunities for students outside the classroom. “I want them to not hate school as much as I sometimes did,” he says with a laugh.

Embrace the unexpected, says Elena Kagan, U.S. Supreme Court Justice and U of T honorary degree recipient

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Justice Elena Kagan, centre, with Prof. Albert Yoon (far left), the Hon. Frank Iacobucci and Chancellor Rose Patten at the Convocation ceremony. Photo by Lisa Sakulensky.

By Romi Levine, U of T News

Elena Kagan’s career has been both varied and accomplished. The associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States has worked in the White House, taught at the University of Chicago, and is the first woman to become dean of Harvard Law School and to hold the job of U.S. solicitor general.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan receives U of T honorary Doctor of Laws

Monday, November 12, 2018

From left: Prof. Albert Yoon, Justice Elena Kagan, Chancellor Rose Patten and President Meric Gertler. Photo: Lisa Sakulensky

By Romi Levine

The University of Toronto hosted a special convocation Monday, November 12th to recognize The Hon. Elena Kagan, an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Kagan received an honorary degree to acknowledge “her excellence in the academy and her outstanding service for the public good, as lawyer, scholar and jurist.”

LIVESTREAMING: A Conversation Between Justices Elena Kagan and Rosalie Silberman Abella, Mon. Nov. 12th

Friday, November 9, 2018
Portrait of Justice Elena Kagan

The Honourable Elena Kagan, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, will be visiting the University of Toronto on Monday, November 12th, to receive the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

As part of this special day, she has agreed to visit Faculty of Law students in the afternoon for a conversation with our alumna, The Honorable Rosalie Abella, Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, from 2 – 3 pm.

Prof. Anita Anand writes "Reputation, risk and the changing role of ESG in corporate governance" in Globe and Mail

Friday, November 9, 2018

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Anita Anand analyzes the ways in which corporate boards need to take into account the issue of environmental and social governance – known as “ESG” ("Reputation, risk and the changing role of ESG in corporate governance," November 9, 2018).

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