Watch the video of the annual Wright Lecture - Philip Pettit on “The Elusive Sovereign”

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Philip PettitThe annual Cecil A. Wright Memorial Lecture marked its 50th anniversary with a talk on October 10, 2019 by Philip Pettit, L.S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University. The inaugural lecture had been given in 1969 by Prof J. Fleming (Univ of California).

Watch the video of the Grand Moot

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Grand Moot 2019 group photo
Photo by Vivian Cheng, courtesy of Ultra Vires

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).

2019 Wright Memorial Lecture - “Institutions for Protecting Constitutional Democracy: Some Conceptual Preliminaries" by Prof. Mark Tushnet

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

By Peter Boisseau

The eminent Harvard Law School professor who delivered this year’s Cecil A. Wright Memorial Lecture says Americans can’t rely on the legal system to hold U.S. President Donald Trump accountable for allegedly conspiring with Russia in the 2016 election.

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.”

Reunion 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo / Photos by Dhoui Chang

Menaka Guruswamy, lead lawyer who represented LGBTQ Indians in fight to decriminalize gay sex in India, gives the 2018 Goodman Lecture

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

By Peter Boisseau

When India’s Supreme Court recently changed its position and struck down a nearly 155-year-old colonial era law criminalizing gay sex, it had as much to do with shifting perceptions of love as with new legal interpretations, one of the lead lawyers representing petitioners in the case told an audience at the 2018 David B. Goodman Lecture.

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

IHRP report says Canada's adoption of AI in immigration raises serious rights implications

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Algorithms and artificial intelligence are augmenting and replacing human decision-making in Canada’s immigration and refugee system, with alarming implications for the fundamental human rights of those subjected to these technologies, says a report released today by the University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Program (IHRP) and the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.