Justice Beyond Borders

On September 22, 2022, the Faculty of Law celebrated Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella (BA 1967 UC, LLB 1970, Hon LLD 1990) and her trailblazing legal career. 

Watch the discussion moderated by Professor Stephen Toope, President & CEO of CIFAR and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, with international court justices: 


Charter a path

Nexus/Fall 2022
By Paul Fraumeni

Elise Burgert likes to learn by doing.  

While working toward a combined BBA in business and environment at Simon Fraser University, she began to wonder about the legal tools that could be used to promote more sustainable business practices. “I realized I needed to learn how the law worked and what lawyers can actually do."


‘Rosie has heart’

Nexus/Fall 2022
By Scott Anderson

The University of Toronto's Faculty of Law brought together some of the world’s foremost legal thinkers for a recent event that celebrated the career of retired Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella (BA 1967 UC, LLB 1970, Hon LLD 1990) and recognized her contributions to legal thought around the world.

It was a toast by her peers before a full house at U of T’s Isabel Bader Theatre.


'Extraordinary people bring the Charter to life'

Nexus/Fall 2022
By David Baldridge (JD 2023)

As we mark the 40th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, many commentators will surely recount familiar anecdotes about the negotiations and controversies that surrounded its enactment, express concern about recent political controversies concerning the Charter, or simply reflect on the practical force the Charter has had in protecting and expanding the rights of the LGBTQ community, criminal defendants, and others over the last four decades.