Faculty of Law

Headshot of Geoff Taber.

A Legacy of Mentorship

U of T creates memorial scholarship and chair in honour of alumnus Geoff Taber, who died tragically in a fire in 2016

Headshot of Andrew Pyper.

Hungry for Failure

Defeat might taste like sawdust drizzled with WD-40, but I’ve developed a taste for it

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Mx

New honorific is for people who don't want to reveal their gender

Black and white photo of the cast of Daffydil Night, class of 4T9

Those Things We Do

Relive some of the wonderful, and occasionally weird, traditions that occur only at U of T

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Cooling Off

Will the Paris climate accord succeed where Kyoto didn’t?

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Elementary, My Dear Watson

Computer science students are developing a legal application for IBM’s Jeopardy-winning computer as part of $100,000 contest

Hot Tubbing

In the world of law, hot tubbing is a common practice

Photo of Nikola Tesla statue.

A Bright Light

Dorrian Porter builds a monument to visionary Nikola Tesla in Silicon Valley

Photo of iPads on a desk with a pencil.

Patent Wars

Intellectual property rights are intended to foster innovation. But could they actually be stifling it?

Babs Flint and Pat Teney. Courtesy of U of T Archives

Moot Point

Practising courtroom skills was a lot more fun in the days of student pranks

Randy Pepper with his sister Leanne at the 2009 Oxfam Canada Trailwalker. Photography by MaryAnn Jansen

Power Walker

How lawyer Randy Pepper discovered that walking 100 km in 48 hours is a powerful way to raise funds.

Supreme Court justices Michael Moldaver (BA 1968 UC, LLB 1971) and Andromache Karakatsanis (BA 1978 Vic)

Holding Court

Last fall, two U of T grads were appointed to the nation's highest court

Photo Courtesy of Rachel Sklar

Online Media Maven

Rachel Sklar is a champion for women in the media and tech fields – and she makes a lot of people's "lists"

Samer Muscati.

The Watchman

Human rights researcher Samer Muscati helps Iraqis find justice in a nation beginning to rebuild

Illustration of great inventions and inventors in a tree.

The Next Big Idea

Ten concepts that could shape the future: from digital credentials to safer drugs to DNA-tailored diets and more

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The Lives of Animals

Most animals raised for food in Canada live on industrial sites where they never go outdoors. Under our laws, this is perfectly legal, but is it ethical?

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Birthright Lottery

Why should the accidental circumstances of birth confer almost unlimited opportunity to some and condemn others to a life of struggle?

Maureen Walter is participating in the Women in Transition program at the Faculty of Law

Women in Law

Some women leave the legal profession to raise a family. A new Faculty of Law program helps them return

David Shore and Hugh Laurie on the set of House. Photo courtesy of Fox/Global

The House That Dave Built

How law grad David Shore took one misanthropic doctor, added a large dose of twisted humour and created the hit medical drama House

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Behind Enemy Lines

U of T grads John Kenneth Macalister and Frank Pickersgill trained as spies during the Second World War. An unlucky break brought their lives to a tragic end

Heavens Above

The ceiling in Flavelle House is a great example of art nouveau

Jonathan Anschell

As general counsel for CBS Television, he rubs shoulders with a lot of celebrities. But one meeting in particular stands out

Father Figure

Bryan Friedman's award-winning documentary charts his dad's quest for bodybuilding supremacy