Class of 2019 celebrates Convocation and alumnus SCC Justice Michael Moldaver is the honorary graduand

Monday, June 10, 2019

They walked on the dais at Convocation Hall as graduates, and walked off as U of T’s newest alumni. About 200 law students celebrated the completion of their law degree June 7th, as the Class of 2019 enjoyed Convocation with their family, friends, and faculty and staff.

The Faculty of Law celebrated Convocation together with graduates from the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and the honorary graduand was alumnus The Hon. Justice Michael Moldaver.

Honorary degree recipient Justice Michael Moldaver urges grads to 'go forward with confidence'

Friday, June 7, 2019

Justice Michael Moldaver

(photo courtesy of Michael Moldaver)

By Rahul Kalvapalle

Each year, the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law recognizes outstanding academic achievement by law students – and it’s no coincidence two of those awards are named after Justice Michael Moldaver.

In law and medicine, twins and soon-to-be U of T graduates advocate for Indigenous representation

Friday, May 24, 2019

As U of T's Patrick and Curtis Sobchak learned more about their family history, being Indigenous increasingly became an integral part of their identity (photo by Geoff Vendeville)

By Geoffrey Vendeville

Patrick Sobchak was one of the few Indigenous students in his law classes. So was his identical twin brother Curtis, who studied medicine. 

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.

2019 Donor and Volunteer Appreciation event brings together alumni donors, volunteers and law students

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

More than 70 alumni donors and volunteers attended the 2019 Donor and Volunteer Reception in Torys Hall on May 7, to celebrate and extend the Faculty of Law’s appreciation for the many ways alumni gave back this 2018-19 academic year.

2019 Dr. Scott Guan China Law Practice Award goes to law student James Flynn

Monday, May 6, 2019

Law student James Flynn receives a gift of a Zhong Lun Law Firm golf shirt, ahead of his placement in Shanghai this summer, from alumnus and award donor, Scott Guan, SJD 2003.

Law student James Flynn receives a gift of a Zhong Lun Law Firm golf shirt, ahead of his placement in Shanghai this summer, from alumnus and award donor, Scott Guan, SJD 2003.


The importance of self-advocacy: U of T Law student produced medico-legal guide for Indigenous peoples with rare disorders

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The June Callwood Fellowship in Aboriginal Law funded the partnership with the Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD): Durhane Wong-Rieger, president and CEO of CORD, Natalie Day and Ian Stedman, fellowship supervisor and former CORD board member

By Natalie Day, JD 2019

Congratulations to the 2019 Cressy Student Leadership Award Recipients

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

2019 Gordon Cressy Award ceremony

The Faculty of Law extends warm congratulations to the following graduating students who have been selected as University of Toronto Cressy Student Leadership Award recipients:

Ramz Aziz

Ramz was Co-Chair of the South Asian Law Students Association, and Senior Editor of the UofT Faculty of Law Review.

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.