Excellence without Barriers: Alumni and friends’ generosity will have a lasting impact on U of T Law students

Friday, July 31, 2020

Students holding sign of 52 million for students

Inspiring and committed donors helped the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law raise well above its $30-million goal, establish a nearly $53-million fund for student support.

The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law is celebrating alongside donors and friends

In Memoriam: James C. McCartney, Q.C. (1937-2020)

Thursday, July 16, 2020

James McCartney

The Faculty of Law extends condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of alumnus James "Jim" C. McCartney, Q.C. (LLB 1964).

Born on December 29,1937, Jim spent his early childhood in mining country in northern Ontario before moving to Toronto. A dedicated student, Jim graduated from the University of Toronto Schools (1956), University of Toronto (BComm 1960) and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 1964.

In Memoriam: The Honourable Robert A.F. Sutherland (1929-2020)

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Robert Sutherland

The Faculty of Law is saddened to hear of the passing of The Honourable Robert A.F. Sutherland (BA 1950, LLB 1954), Q.C., who died of of post COVID-19 complications in Toronto at the age of 90.

Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella (LLB 1970) receives national honour from Germany

Monday, June 22, 2020

Justice Abella

Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella on stage at the Jackman Law Building, October 2019 (photo by Nick Iwanyshyn / U of T)

Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella (LLB 1970), a champion of human rights and social justice, has been honoured with Germany’s Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit (with badge and star).

#UofTGrad20: U of T Student Leadership Award recipient, Jessie Stirling

Friday, June 5, 2020

Jessie Stirling

Jessie Stirling (Wa’ya T’so-la) is a Kwakwaka’wakw woman and a member of the Wei Wai Kum First Nation located on the east coast of Vancouver Island. She was brought up on the traditional lands of her people in Campbell River, B.C. and lived on reserve until the age of eighteen.

#UofTGrad20: John Willis & Gina Caldarelli Memorial Prize for School Spirit recipient, Leslie Anne St. Amour

Friday, June 5, 2020

Leslie Anne

During her time at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law, Leslie Anne St. Amour (BA, Political Science, McGill) made substantial and meaningful contributions to the law school, and demonstrated interest in the well-being of her JD classmates. For this, she was recognized with the John Willis & Gina Caldarelli Memorial Prize for School Spirit

Why did you choose to study law?

"I am lucky to have met such compassionate and intelligent people at U of T Law": #UofTGrad20 Lauren Wildgoose

Friday, June 5, 2020

Lauren Wildgoose

Class of 2020 graduate Lauren Wildgoose previously completed a BA in English Literature from McGill University and chose to study Law at the University of Toronto because of the school's reputation and faculty. 

Why become a lawyer?

"I’ll have the opportunity to work alongside U of T Law alumni throughout my career": #UofTGrad20 Ioana Dragalin

Friday, June 5, 2020

Ioana Dragalin

Ioana Dragalin continued her studies at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law, after completing a HBSc (High Distinction) in Human Biology and Ethics, Society & Law at U of T. Ioana will be clerking at the Brampton Superior Court of Justice and hopes to pursue a career in criminal law as a Crown prosecutor.

Why did you choose to study law? 

SJD graduates Haim Abraham and Eden Sarid celebrate U of T's virtual convocation

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

At home, online and with humour, U of T’s Class of 2020 celebrate a virtual convocation

With social media, Zoom calls and signs planted on front lawns and draped from apartment balconies, there was no shortage of well-wishing for the University of Toronto’s class of 2020 – the first in the university’s 193 years to celebrate convocation remotely.

Some crafty graduates set the stage for their at-home convocation with cardboard props and makeshift gowns. Others left a running commentary of congratulatory messages on a chat window that accompanied the virtual event.