Symposium in Honour of The Hon. Frank Iacobucci

Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada,
Former Dean of the Faculty of Law

October 19-20, 2006

Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
Solarium  - Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario

Registration is free.  Spaces are limited and will be first come first served. Please register before October 10, 2006.


Thursday, October 19, 2006

Welcome - 3:15 to 3:30 (Solarium)
Session One: Celebrating Frank's Career - 3:30 to 5:30 (Solarium)

"Frank Iacobucci and the University of Toronto" (Professor Martin Friedland)
"The Teacher" (Professor Ernest Weinrib)
"The Reasonable Justice: A Statistical Analysis of Frank Iacobucci's Career on the Supreme Court of Canada" (Professor Ben Alarie and Professor Andrew Green)
"Frank Iacobucci as Constitution Maker" (Professor Sujit Choudhry and Professor Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens)

Moderator: Rob Prichard, President and Chief Executive Officer, Torstar and former President, University of Toronto

Reception - 5:30 to 7:00

Friday, October 20, 2006

Session Two: Commercial Law - 9:00 to 10:30 (Solarium)

"Justice Iacobucci and Canadian Chattel Security Law" (Professor Tony Duggan and Professor Jacob Ziegel)
"Directors and Corporate Control Contests: Reconciling Frank Iacobucci's Views from the Academy and the Bench" (Professor Ed Iacobucci)
"The Doctrine of Privity Of Contract: Judicial Activism in the Supreme Court of Canada" (Professor Michael Trebilcock)
"Deference and Discretion: Carving the Public Interest Jurisdiction in Securities Regulation" (Professor Anita Anand)

Moderator: David Johnston, President, University of Waterloo

Break - 10:30 to 10:45
Session Three: Private Law Relationships - 10:45 to 12:00 (Solarium)

"Allocating the Risk of Subjectivity: Intention, Consent, and Insurance" (Professor Bruce Chapman)
"'Modern notions of commercial reality and justice': Justice Iacobucci and contract law" (Professor Stephen Waddams)
"The Labour Law Jurisprudence of Frank Iacobucci" (Professor Patrick Macklem and Professor Brian Langille)

Moderator: Ron Daniels, Provost, University of Pennsylvania and former Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

Lunch - 12:00 to 1:00
Session Four: Public Law I - 1:00 to 2:15 (BLH)

"Canadian proportionality analysis and Israeli constitutional jurisprudence" (Aharon Barak, former President, Supreme Court of Israel)
"Proportionality in Canadian and German Constitutional Jurisprudence" (Dieter Grimm, Rector, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin and former Justice, Federal Constitutional Court of Germany)
"This New Democracy..." (Professor Lorraine Weinrib)

Moderator: The Hon Robert J. Sharpe, Court of Appeal for Ontario, and former Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

Session Five: Public Law II - 2:30 to 3:45 (Solarium)

"Equality and the Promise of Law v. Canada" (Professor Sophia Moreau)
"Beyond Intersecting Rights: The Constitutional Judge as Complex Self" (Professor David Schneiderman and Brenda Cossman)
"Justice Iacobucci and Dialogue Between Courts and Legislatures" (Professor Kent Roach)

Moderator: Dean Mayo Moran

Break - 3:45 to 4:00
Session Six: Public Law III - 4:00 to 5:30 (Solarium)

"Justice Frank Iacobucci and the Revolution in the Law of Evidence" (Professor Hamish Stewart)
"The Reasonable Tensions of s.8 Jurisprudence" (Professor Lisa Austin)
"Justice Iacobucci’s Quest for the “Golden and Straight Metwand” of Canadian Income Tax Law" (Professor David Duff)
"Contextual Snakes and Ladders: Iacobucci's Legacy and the Standard of Review in Administrative Law" (Professor Lorne Sossin and Professor Colleen Flood)

Moderator:  Patrick Macklem

Cocktails - 5:15 to 6:30