The Invention of the Police: The New Yorker cites U of T Law Professor Markus D. Dubber

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Why did American policing get so big, so fast?

In an article for The New Yorker, author Jill Lepore explores the history of U.S. policing and cites University of Toronto Faculty of Law Professor Markus D. Dubber, director of U of T's Centre for Ethics:

"Under the rule of law, people are equals; under the rule of police, as the legal theorist Markus Dubber has written, we are not. We are more like the women, children, servants, and slaves in a household in ancient Greece, the people who were not allowed to be a part of the polis."

The Future of Work in the Age of Automation and AI: C4eJournal

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
C4eJournal the future of work in the age of automation and AI
Based on an international and interdisciplinary online conference in May 2020, hosted by the University of Toronto's Centre for Ethics, the Future of Work in the Age of Automation and AI symposium explored the implications and complications that automation and AI have introduced into the work-leisure matrix, by considering possible futures of work that have been fram

Human Rights Watch Dispatches: JD student Elsie Tellier shares how her disability prepared her for COVID-19

Monday, July 13, 2020

Elsie Tellier

Photo courtesy of Elsie Tellier

In an article published on Disability Pride Day, July 12, for Human Rights Watch (HRW), Elsie Tellier (JD 2022), an International Human Rights Program (IHRP) summer fellow, shares how her disability prepared her for COVID-19: 

Quebec's clinical triage protocol opens door to discrimination: Professor Trudo Lemmens for Policy Options

Thursday, July 2, 2020

The province must clearly commit to upholding its ethical and legal obligations to people living with a disability when ventilators are in shortage

Law Professor Trudo Lemmens, Scholl Chair in Health Law and Policy and a professor with the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Joint Centre for Bioethics writes for Policy Options:

In Memoriam: The Honourable Robert A.F. Sutherland (1929-2020)

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Robert Sutherland

The Faculty of Law is saddened to hear of the passing of The Honourable Robert A.F. Sutherland (BA 1950, LLB 1954), Q.C., who died of of post COVID-19 complications in Toronto at the age of 90.

Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella (LLB 1970) receives national honour from Germany

Monday, June 22, 2020

Justice Abella

Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella on stage at the Jackman Law Building, October 2019 (photo by Nick Iwanyshyn / U of T)

Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella (LLB 1970), a champion of human rights and social justice, has been honoured with Germany’s Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit (with badge and star).

Doctoral Candidate Jérémy Boulanger-Bonnelly awarded Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Friday, June 19, 2020

Jérémy Boulanger Bonnelly

Named after Major-General Georges P. Vanier, the first francophone Governor General of Canada, the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) program helps Canadian institutions attract highly qualified doctoral students.