Top 10 news stories of 2018

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Top 10From outstanding students and remarkable events to alumni achievements and new faculty, here are the stories that made you click in 2018.

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.

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.

Here's a look at the Class of 2021

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Each year, since 2015, the Faculty of Law has been able to get a clear picture of our first-year JD students, thanks to a self-reporting survey used to gather information about the diversity of the new cohort, and to match students with peer mentors.

This fall, we have 213 students in first year, out of 2,388 who applied. And for the fourth consecutive year, that number of applications to the JD program has gone up— 8% over last year and up 15% compared to 2015-16.

Asper Centre celebrates 10 years with a special constitutional panel, and a $2.5 million gift from namesake, David Asper

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Constitutional panel includes the former SCC Justice Thomas Cromwell moderating, with Joseph Arvay and Mary Eberts as panelists.

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo / Photography by Dhoui Chang

Celebrating the Fall Feast: Indigenous Law Students Association holds its annual traditional gathering

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

It was a full house at the annual Fall Feast, September 28th, hosted by the Indigenous Law Students' Association (ILSA). ILSA has been hosting the Fall Feast for many years, and there is evidence of its occurring as far back as the 1980s. This year’s event featured a long table of goodies, including 3 sisters stew, made with corn, bean and squash, and turkey stew, to name a few traditional items. In addition, the event opened with teachings from Elder Bob Philips, toe-tapping music and lots of laughter and discussion among the many guests.

More than $2.5 million has been raised to support a chair and JD/MBA student financial awards at the University of Toronto in honour of the late Geoff Taber

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

More than $2.5 million has been raised to support a chair and JD/MBA student financial awards at the University of Toronto in honour of the late Geoff Taber

More than $2.5 million has been raised to support a chair and JD/MBA student financial awards at the University of Toronto in honour of the late Geoff Taber, who tragically perished with his wife, Jacquie and two teenaged sons, in a fire on December 24, 2016.

$30 million campaign for students launched at Faculty of Law

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Campaign for #ExcellencewithoutBarriers is the largest bursary campaign at any Canadian law school, to help increase access to law school for the best and brightest students, no matter their financial means

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo / Dhoui Chang