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.


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).

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.

Alumnus David Spiro appointed a justice of the Tax Court of Canada

Thursday, April 18, 2019
headshot of Justice David Spiro

Alumnus David E. Spiro, LLB 1987, has been appointed a judge of the Tax Court of Canada. Justice Spiro replaces Justice B. Paris, who elected to resign effective April 3, 2019.

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.

Law of Leadership concentration launched for U of T Law’s Global Professional Master of Laws program

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

"Privacy, human rights, employment, and dispute resolution are among the many issues leaders grapple with on a daily basis, and it’s becoming increasingly necessary to understand how to manage them from a legal perspective."

By Karen Gross

2019 Moot Results: Jessup and Gale Moots

Monday, April 15, 2019

As always, the U of T moot teams worked hard and did the school proud in this year's mooting competitions, bringing home wins and many awards for their oral presentations and factums.

Here are the results of the 2019 Mooting competitions:

Alumnus and adjunct professor Paul Schabas appointed to the Ontario bench

Friday, April 12, 2019
Alumnus Paul Schabas at the Law Society of Ontario

Alumnus and former treasurer of the Law Society of Ontario, Paul Schabas, has been elected a judge of the Superior Court of Ontario, and a judge ex officio of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. The partner at Blake, Cassels and Graydon LLP received his LLB in 1994 from the Faculty of Law, after studying music and history as an undergraduate, and performing as a professional French horn player. He is an adjunct professor of media law at the University of Toronto, and is a regularly commentator on media and constitutional issues.