O-Week welcomes the U of T Law Class of 2023

Thursday, August 27, 2020

U of T Law welcomes another exceptional cohort of 212 JD students from an applicant pool of over 2,000. Over half the class are women and nearly half identify as a person of colour.

Class of 2023

“Since 2015, the Faculty has been able to get a clearer picture about the diversity of our first-year students through a self-reporting survey,” says Alexis Archbold, assistant dean of the JD program.

Twin brothers host Faculty of Law’s virtual tour

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Mahmood brothers

Brothers Aaqib and Saqib Mahmood are twins who are both entering their final year of a joint program in law and business administration at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law and Rotman School of Management.

They are not just U of T law and business students – they are also magicians.

Video: How U of T's three campuses are keeping you safe this fall

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Masks. More frequent cleaning. New plexiglass barriers, physical distancing measures and additional hand sanitizers. These are just some of the measures the University of Toronto is taking to keep the community safe and healthy this fall.

“We’ve taken a very good look at our campus right from when you get on site to when you come to the front door of a building all the way to when you get to the classroom,” says Ron Saporta, U of T’s chief operating officer, property services and sustainability.

How U of T's Downtown Legal Services helped refugees strike down the Safe Third Country Agreement in a federal court

Friday, August 21, 2020
Prasanna Balasundaram
Prasanna Balasundaram, a refugee and immigration lawyer with U of T's Downtown Legal Services, was one of nine lawyers involved in the Charter case against the Safe Third Country Agreement between Canada and the U.S.

U of T to distribute 250,000 non-medical masks to community members

Friday, August 14, 2020

U of T branded mask

The reusable two-layer masks, intended to supplement the homemade and store-bought masks many U of T community members are already using, were selected because of their durability and comfort (photo by Johnny Guatto) 

Op-Ed co-authored by Professor Lisa Austin: Who controls reins of Big Tech’s COVID Alert app?

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

In an op-ed published in the Toronto Star, August 6, University of Toronto Professors Lisa Austin, Faculty of LawDavid Lie, Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), and Wendy H. Wong, Department of Political Science, write about the newly launched app, COVID Alert. 

Professors Anver Emon and Larissa Katz renewed as Canada Research Chairs

Monday, August 10, 2020

Faculty of Law Professors Anver Emon and Larissa Katz are among the University of Toronto's seven renewed Canada Research Chairs. In total, 29 new or renewed chairs were announced for U of T. 

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

Civil disobedience and rule of law: Professor David Dyzenhaus for The Lawyer's Daily

Thursday, July 30, 2020

David Dyzenhaus is a University professor of law and philosophy at the University of Toronto. 

In an article for The Lawyer's Daily, published July 27, Dyzenhaus writes: