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            July 1, 2011
                                                Table of Contents

WELCOME TO THE FACULTY OF LAW....................................................................... 1

1.0      FACULTY LOCATION ..................................................................................... 3

2.0   ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION ................................................................ 3
  2.1  Computers .................................................................................................... 3
  2.2  E-Mail Access ................................................................................................ 3
  2.3  Mailbox, Canada Post, Courier ......................................................................... 4
  2.4  Secretarial Support ........................................................................................ 4
  2.5  Office Supplies and Stationery ......................................................................... 4
  2.6  Printing (High Volume / Bob Brown Co.) ........................................................... 4
  2.7  Audio-Visual Equipment and Electronic Classroom Equipment .............................. 5

3.0      FIPPA (Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act) ................... 5

4.0   SERVICES THAT WILL BE RECOVERED MONTHLY.......................................... 6
  4.1  Faxes ........................................................................................................... 7
  4.2  Phone List ..................................................................................................... 7
  4.3  Photocopying ................................................................................................ 7
  4.4  Courier, Mail and Postage ............................................................................... 7

5.0   FACULTY RESOURCES ................................................................................... 8
  5.1  Calendar of Events ......................................................................................... 8
  5.2  Headnotes .................................................................................................... 8
  5.3  Nexus .......................................................................................................... 8
  5.4  Syllabus and Academic Handbook (First Year and Upper Year) ............................. 8
  5.5  University of Toronto Law Journal .................................................................... 8

6.0   PAYROLL AND BENEFITS .............................................................................. 8
  6.1  OHIP and Green Shield ................................................................................... 9
  6.2  Pension ........................................................................................................ 9
  6.3  Human Resources Links .................................................................................. 9

7.0      COURSE MATERIALS AND BOOKSTORE ......................................................... 9

8.0      BORA LASKIN LAW LIBRARY ...................................................................... 10

9.0   OVERVIEW OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR .......................................................... 10
  9.1  Sessional Dates and Syllabus ........................................................................ 10
  9.2  Staying Connected and Informed ................................................................... 10
  9.3  Month By Month At A Glance ......................................................................... 11

10.0 FACULTY AND STUDENT LIFE ..................................................................... 12
  10.1 Faculty ....................................................................................................... 12
  10.2 Students..................................................................................................... 13

11.0   SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES (SGS) AND GRADUATE STUDIES AT THE
       FACULTY OF LAW ....................................................................................... 15
   11.1 Faculty of Law Graduate Studies .................................................................... 15
12.0 UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO ......................................................................... 15
  12.1 University of Toronto Housing and Faculty Relocation Service ............................ 16
  12.2 University of Toronto Food Services ............................................................... 16
  12.3 Other University of Toronto Libraries .............................................................. 16
  12.4 Teaching Support ........................................................................................ 16
  12.5 Family Care ................................................................................................ 16
  12.6 Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office ........................................................ 16
  12.7 Useful University of Toronto Links .................................................................. 17

13.0 LIVING IN TORONTO .................................................................................. 18
  13.1 The City of Toronto ...................................................................................... 18
  13.2 Government of Canada and Province of Ontario ............................................... 18
  13.3 Transportation ............................................................................................. 18
  13.4 Toronto Public Library .................................................................................. 19
  13.5 Newspapers ................................................................................................ 19
  13.6 Toronto Police Service .................................................................................. 19
  13.7 Canada Post ................................................................................................ 19
  13.8 Weather ..................................................................................................... 19
  13.9 Dining ........................................................................................................ 19
  13.10 Styles of Address ......................................................................................... 19
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                        WELCOME TO THE FACULTY OF LAW

This package contains information that will assist you as you settle in. If you have any
questions after reading the package, please contact one of the following offices:

Office                                      Responsibilities
Dean Mayo Moran (83718)                     General faculty matters (mentors,
Andrea Russell, Executive Director          performance, third year review, tenure,
(68226)                                     promotion, etc.)
Judith Lavin, Senior Executive Assistant
to the Dean (83718)
Bruce Chapman, Associate Dean, JD           Teaching load, course proposals and
Program (86911)                             casebook research assistants
Cathy Alzner, Administrative Assistant
(85443)
Sujit Choudhry, Associate Dean, First       First Year JD Program
Year JD Program (84901)
Edward Iacobucci, Associate Dean,           Research
Research (82694)
Jutta Brunnée, Associate Dean Graduate      Graduate Program
Program (67353)
Archana Sridhar, Assistant Dean,
Graduate Program (67384)
Sara Faherty, Assistant Dean, Office of
the Associate Deans (67446)
Kate Hilton, Assistant Dean,                Alumni and donor relations,
Advancement (82621)                         sponsorships, awards
Nancy Reid, Assistant (81355)
Alexis Archbold, Assistant Dean Students    Student issues and accommodations
(85793)
Merril Randell, Academic Program            Upper Year Program, web-only Syllabus
Coordinator (84908)                         and Academic Handbook including:
                                            course information, timetables, sessional
                                            dates. exchange programs, U of T and
                                            Faculty of Law Policies, etc.
Celia Genua, Assistant Registrar, Records   Student records, exams, registration,
(80212)                                     class lists, grades, collection of papers
Kathy Tam, Chief Administrative Officer     Secretarial allocation, office facilities
(88789)                                     including computing equipment,
Rosario Mangalindan, Executive              budgeting, administrative and personnel
Assistant, Office of the CAO (80427)        information
Ahsan Wahidie, Facilities and Services      Facilities and Services, including phone
Coordinator (67540)                         lines, voice mail, office keys and filing
                                            cabinet keys
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Cheryl Fung, Main Reception Office       Mail, courier service, internal mail,
(80210)                                  stationery, computer paper, room
                                         bookings, rental of AV equipment and
                                         reporting of photocopier problems
Annette Henry, Director, Finance         Expense reimbursement, research
(85840)                                  grants, invoices, research assistant
                                         payment, recoveries, payroll
Marlene Haughton, Operations and         Bookstore (course materials)
Bookstore Financial Assistant
(88891)


John Papadopoulos, Chief Law Librarian   Library resources, research assistance
(84290)
Sooin Kim (65923)                        InfoExpress
Gian Medves, Coordinator of Computer     Blackboard and technology
Services (85537)
Alykhan Halani (63789)
Henry Harris (80330)                     Computers and technical support
Philip Nguyen (86816)
Dylan Reid, Webmaster (67463)            Headnotes, Website
Jennifer Tam (87849)                     Events
Nadia Gulezko (86767)                    Faculty workshops
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1.0    FACULTY LOCATION

The Faculty of Law is comprised of three buildings: Flavelle House (78 Queen‟s Park),
Falconer Hall (84 Queen‟s Park), and 39 Queen‟s Park Crescent East. The administrative
offices and a small number of faculty offices are housed in Falconer Hall while Flavelle
House houses the Bora Laskin Law Library and the majority of the faculty offices and
classrooms. The offices of the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights, the
International Human Rights Program (IHRP), the LAWS Program (Law in Action Within
Schools), the Centre for the Legal Profession (CLP), and the Pro Bono Students Canada
(PBSC) are located at 39 Queen‟s Park Crescent.

Seminar classrooms are located in Falconer Hall. Three large lecture halls and the Moot
Court Room are located in the lower level of Flavelle House.

Flavelle House has a Faculty Lounge available for your use at any time, unless booked
for a special event. Each house has a kitchen which provides coffee and filtered water.

The mailing address is:

Faculty of Law
University of Toronto
78/84 Queen‟s Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5


2.0    ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

2.1    Computers

The Faculty provides each faculty member with a “faculty-standard” desktop computer
to be used in the office. If you would like a laptop instead of the desktop or would like
any upgrades, you will be asked to pay the price difference. This may be done with
funds from your research grant, or if you prefer, you may write a cheque made payable
to the University of Toronto and remit it to the Finance Office. Please speak to Kathy
Tam, Chief Administrative Officer or Henry Harris, System Administrator, about your
computer selection. Kathy can be reached at 88789, or katherine.tam@utoronto.ca, and
Henry at 80330, or h.harris@utoronto.ca . If you experience computer problems, please
call the Computer Support Desk at ext. 86816.

Residents of Falconer Hall and Flavelle House:
Please contact Philip Nguyen at ext. 86816 or Henry Harris at ext. 80330 for assistance
with setting up your computer and accessing the Internet.

Residents of the Bora Laskin Law Library:
Please contact Gian Medves at ext. 85537 for assistance with setting up your computer
and accessing the Internet.

2.2    E-Mail Access

Each faculty member is assigned a “utoronto” e-mail account. To set up your
permanent e-mail address, please see either Annette Henry or Marlene Haughton in the
Finance Office for a letter that will allow you to obtain a TCard (your University of
Toronto ID card). You will need to take this letter to the Robarts Library. Once you
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have your T-Card, you will be able to obtain a permanent utoronto e-mail account. The
Robarts Library is located at 130 St. George Street (Harbord and St. George). Once you
have received your permanent e-mail account, please notify Merril Randell at
m.randell@utoronto.ca so that you can be added to the faculty listserv.

2.3    Mailbox, Canada Post, Courier

Mail is delivered between the two houses three times per day (10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and
4:30 p.m.). Mail is delivered to 39 Queen‟s Park between1:00 and 2:30 p.m. daily.
Mailboxes are not arranged alphabetically, so please refer to the legend on the wall if you
wish to put mail in another faculty or staff member‟s mailbox.

Mail to be Couriered Only – When sending letters or packages by courier, Reception
requires a phone number in order to process the shipment. Cut off time is 2:00 pm.
daily.

Campus/IUTS & Library – Inter University Transit System (IUTS) is used for internal mail
within the University of Toronto and for mail to all Ontario universities.

Interdepartmental Mail – In Flavelle‟s Secretarial Office (FL343), mail to be sent to
Falconer and 39 Queen‟s Park is placed on the shelf that is marked “Falconer Faculty and
Staff Only”. In the Main Reception Office in Falconer are mailboxes for Campus Mail and
Flavelle House, and a bin for 39 Queen‟s Park.

Canada Post – The Communications Office in Falconer has a bin for outgoing mail to
Canada, as well as a large envelope for mail for U.S. and international destinations.
Personal outgoing mail may be deposited in the Canada Post mailbox located in front of
Falconer Hall.

2.4    Secretarial Support

If you have any questions about secretarial support, please contact Kathy Tam, Chief
Administrative Officer at 416-978-8789, e-mail: katherine.tam@utoronto.ca. Kathy is
located in Falconer Hall, Room 205.

2.5    Office Supplies and Stationery

Basic office supplies and stationery, (e.g. pens, pencils, file folders, writing pads,
letterhead and envelopes, etc.) may be found in the stationery cupboard in the Main
Reception Office in Falconer Hall or in Flavelle‟s Secretarial Office. If you require office
supplies to be ordered from Grand & Toy, fill out the office supply request form and send
it to Cheryl Fung in Falconer Hall. Office Supplies are ordered every Monday. A copy of
the office supply form is attached. A copy of the Grand & Toy catalogue is available in
the Falconer Main Reception Office and in the Flavelle Secretarial Office. The catalogue
is also available online.

2.6    Printing (High Volume / Bob Brown Co.)

Bob Brown Co. (BBC) is a commercial printer that the Faculty of Law uses to handle
large printing and binding orders. Order forms are available in the Main Reception
Office. Please ensure that Annette Henry in Finance receives the pink copy of the form.
You will retain the gold copy. The white and yellow copies accompany the order to Bob
Brown.
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BBC picks up orders from Falconer only at approximately 10:30 and 3:30 daily.

BBC can handle rush jobs, but you have to call first and provide the details. Some print
jobs are now electronic, and BBC will accept orders via email. An order form is still
required. If in doubt, give BBC a call to explain what you require.

The high volume HP printer is located in Rm. 343 in Flavelle: HP LaserJet 4350 PCL
6_Flv343 is the destination when printing from your computer. There is another high
volume printer upstairs on the 4th floor.

In Falconer, the high volume HP printer can be found in the alcove on the 3rd floor: HP
Laser Jet 4350 PCL6_Falconer_311Y.

Most users are given an identifying cover sheet to make picking up printouts easier.
Please note that when the printer gets filled up with printing it will automatically stop
printing until the batch of paper is removed.

2.7       Audio-Visual Equipment and Electronic Classroom Equipment

The Faculty does not have an inventory of audio-visual equipment for use in the seminar
rooms and it must be obtained from the University of Toronto Media Centre. Normally,
at least seven days‟ advance notice is required. Contact Cheryl Fung at
cheryl.fung@utoronto.ca to make arrangements. Equipment is available in the lecture
classrooms as shown below. In order to access some of this equipment it may be
necessary to pick-up and return a pouch for the individual classroom from the Circulation
Desk in the library. Please speak to Philip Nguyen (86816) to arrange for initial
instructions on equipment use.

Facilities available in the following classrooms:

          Equipment Available              FLA           FLB           FLC
         VCR                              Available     Available     Available

         Projector                        Available     Available     Available

         Document Camera*                 Available

         Audio Conferencing*              Available

         Video Conferencing*              Available

         Lapel Microphone System for      Available     Available     Available
          Lecturer


3.0       FIPPA (Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act)

Best Practices – Privacy: We are pleased to offer the following suggestions, provided by
the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Office at the U of T.

As defined in the Act, “personal information” means recorded information about an
identifiable individual, including,
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(a)   information relating to the race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex,
      sexual orientation or marital or family status of the individual,
(b)   information relating to the education or the medical, psychiatric, psychological,
      criminal or employment history of the individual or information relating to financial
      transactions in which the individual has been involved,
(c)   any identifying number, symbol or other particular assigned to the individual,
(d)   the address, telephone number, fingerprints or blood type of the individual,
(e)   the personal opinions or views of the individual except where they relate to another
      individual,
(f)   correspondence sent to an institution by the individual that is implicitly or explicitly
      of a private or confidential nature, and replies to that correspondence that would
      reveal the contents of the original correspondence,
(g)   the views or opinions of another individual about the individual, and
(h)   the individual‟s name where it appears with other personal information relating to
      the individual or where the disclosure of the name would reveal other personal
      information about the individual; (“renseignements personnels”)

Quick Privacy Tips:

1.    Only collect personal information as necessary for program delivery.
2.    Only use personal information for purpose(s) for which it was collected.
3.    Only disclose personal information for purpose(s) for which it was collected.
4.    Only disclose personal information to faculty and staff on a need-to-know basis.
5.    Keep personal information for at least a year after the date of its last use.
6.    Do your best to ensure the security of personal information:
      a. E-mail should be used with caution, especially where any personal information
         is involved as it is not a secure medium. Printing up an email and circulating
         the hard copy to those who need to use the information may be preferable in
         some circumstances to forwarding or copying an email to other users where
         personal information is involved.
      b. Remember that voicemail may be accessible to more than one person.
      c. Remember to password protect laptops, USB keys, blackberries, etc.
      d. Lock/secure personal information from staff, faculty students, etc.

University access and privacy policy may be viewed at www.fippa.utoronto.ca. A section
specifically for faculty, entitled “Q and A for Instructors,” may be viewed at
http://www.provost.utoronto.ca/policy/fippa.htm. Apply common sense and existing
sound practices to protect privacy in the interim. If in doubt, or for information on a
tutorial that is available, please contact Sara Faherty (Faculty of Law FIPPA foil) at 416-
976-7446 or sara.faherty@utoronto.ca.


4.0    SERVICES THAT WILL BE RECOVERED MONTHLY

Once a month you will receive an account from the Faculty of Law for the services listed
below. If personal expenses or expenses related to a grant are incurred, a personal cheque
(made out to the University of Toronto) or cash or a grant number against which to charge
the amount owing must accompany the signed recovery form which is to be returned to
Annette Henry in the Finance Office.
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4.1    Faxes

Fax machines are located in the Falconer Hall Reception Office, in the Secretarial Office in
Flavelle House, and in the Basement at 39 Queen‟s Park. The fax numbers are 416-978-
7899 (Falconer Hall), 416-978-2648 (Flavelle House), and 416-946-3744 (39 Queen‟s
Park). Please leave the outgoing fax cover page or the signed fax activity report with the
Reception Office in Falconer Hall or in the fax tray next to the fax machines in Flavelle
House and 39 Queen‟s Park.
    -      If the screen is blank, press the yellow Energy Saver/Clear Mode button.
    -      Always dial 9 before you enter the fax number.
    -      Faxes sometimes take a while to go through, although if it takes too long there
           could be a problem with the fax.

4.2    Phone List

Cheryl Fung in the Main Reception Office will e-mail you a Faculty of Law telephone and e-
mail directory. Contact information for faculty and administrative staff is also available on
the Faculty of Law website at http://www.law.utoronto.ca/contactUs/index.asp#dept .

A University of Toronto telephone directory is available on-line at
http://directory.utoronto.ca/phonebook/pages/admin/main.xhtml.

Dial “9” for an outside line, 8-xxxx or 6-xxxx for internal calls. All long distance charges
will appear on your monthly recovery form.

4.3    Photocopying and Scanning

You will need to enter your appropriate photocopier code into the photocopier/scanner each
time you make photocopies or scan printed material. Please be sure to exit the
photocopier by pressing ‘Enter’ on the Hecon keypad when you have completed
the job. The photocopiers do not automatically end your session. Photocopiers are
located in the Main Reception Office and second floor of Falconer Hall, on the second floor
of Flavelle House, and in the basement at 39 Queen‟s Park. The usage for each code will
appear on your monthly recovery form.

Enter the code in the Hecon box on the photocopier, then press “enter”. Do not use the
numerical keypad on the photocopier itself. Please note that if you enter the wrong
number 3 times, the machine will be disabled for a few minutes.

To use the photocopier/scanner in the Bora Laskin Law Library you will need different
codes, which are listed on the wall by the photocopier/scanner. Enter these codes onto the
numeric pad.

4.4    Courier, Mail and Postage

See Item 2.3 above for details on all mail services. All courier packages are sent out
from or delivered to the Main Reception Office. We use Quick Messenger Couriers for
local same-day deliveries, and Purolator for overnight delivery within Canada and
internationally. Your courier expenses will appear on your monthly recovery form.
Courier packages must be delivered to the Main Reception Office before 2:00 p.m. for
next day delivery. Courier packages for delivery in Toronto must be delivered to the
Main Reception Office before 3:00 p.m.
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Regular mail is sent by Spring, Canada Post and Campus Mail. General mail must be
delivered to the Main Reception Office before 4:30 p.m. each day.


5.0    FACULTY RESOURCES

5.1    Calendar of Events

The Calendar of Events is published electronically and is available on the faculty website
through e-Community, accessed through www.law.utoronto.ca. In addition, you will
receive a daily e-mail listing the day‟s events. Schedules of law school events, including
faculty workshops are listed in the Calendar of Events.

5.2    Headnotes

Headnotes, the Faculty of Law e-newsletter, is published electronically every Monday
throughout the school year. Submissions must be made electronically by email to
law.headnotes@utoronto.ca in Word document format. The deadline for submission is
10:00 a.m. each Friday.

5.3    Nexus

Nexus is the law school‟s semi-annual alumni magazine, published for its alumni, faculty,
students, staff and friends. Each issue is distributed to over 6,000 readers.

5.4    Syllabus and Academic Handbook (First Year and Upper Year)

The Syllabus and Academic Handbook provides the information students need to know
about courses and academic requirements at the law school. It is the fundamental
reference tool when planning one's academic program. The Syllabus is entirely web-based.
Please refer questions to Merril Randell at 416-978-4908 or m.randell@utoronto.ca.

The complete 2011-2012 Syllabus is posted on
http://www.law.utoronto.ca/students_content.asp?itemPath=2/2/12/0/0&contentId=44
2.

5.5    University of Toronto Law Journal

Founded in 1935, this eminent publication is the oldest university law journal in Canada.
It publishes the work of internationally respected scholars in law and many related
disciplines such as economics, political science, philosophy, sociology and history. For
further information please contact the editor at utlj@utpress.utoronto.ca. You may also
visit the Journal‟s website at: http://www.utpjournals.com/utlj/utlj.html.


6.0    PAYROLL AND BENEFITS

Upon your arrival, please visit Annette Henry, Director, Finance, in Falconer Hall, Room
106. You must complete your payroll forms in order to receive your personnel number and
to establish your payroll information for the university‟s payroll system. A void cheque and
a photocopy of your SIN (Social Insurance Number) card are required.
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After your employment letter is generated by Annette, new faculty must go to Robarts
Library to obtain your TCard. Your permanent University of Toronto TCard is a photo ID
smartcard which provides identification for academic purposes, student activities and
services, facility access and a Library Card.

6.1    OHIP and Green Shield

OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan) is part of the province of Ontario‟s health care and
you will have to inquire about obtaining your OHIP card at one of the Provincial
government offices. Please follow the link below for more information, including office
locations and required documentation:
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/program/ohip/ohip_mn.html.

The university has an extensive fringe benefit package that includes, but is not limited
to, a pension plan, medical and insurance benefits, and a dental plan. General
information on these benefits can be found at
http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/site3.aspx.

New faculty will receive a more in-depth session about Green Shield when they meet
with the HR department to discuss Health benefits. You may set up your Green Shield
account online. For further information, please visit:
https://onlineservices.greenshield.ca/SubscriberOnlineServices/AccessMgmt/Public/signo
n.aspx?lang=en-CA.

Help is also accessible by telephone at 1-888-711-1119.

6.2    Pension

Please contact Blanche Douglas, Payroll, Pension & Benefits Advisor, at 416-978-1296 to
set up an orientation appointment for Benefits and Pension Enrolment.

6.3    Human Resources Links

http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/forms.htm - Most of the HR forms can be found
online. These range from income tax forms to Green Shield reimbursement claim forms.

http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/groups/faclib.htm - This site provides further
information for faculty members on Academic Employment Polices, and the University of
Toronto Faculty Association‟s (UTFA) Memorandum of Agreement.

http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/benefits/perks.htm - Information about the many
benefits and perks available to faculty and staff can be found here.


7.0    COURSE MATERIALS AND BOOKSTORE

All course materials are distributed through the Faculty of Law‟s Bookstore, which is located
in the basement of Falconer Hall (FA 15). If you have any questions concerning ordering
textbooks, printing course materials or deadlines and other details relating to the
submission of course material, please contact Marlene Haughton, Operations and Bookstore
Financial Assistant, at 978-8891 or m.haughton@utoronto.ca. Her office is in Falconer Hall,
room 104.
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The Bookstore is open daily from approximately 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. during the first
three weeks of term only. For the balance of the school year, the Bookstore is open two -
three days each week. Dates and times will be posted and advertised in Headnotes and
on the bookstore website. The Bookstore carries all course materials, including
casebooks, commercially published texts, and a limited selection of standard legal
reference works. The University of Toronto Bookstore, located in the Koffler Centre at the
corner of College St. and St. George also carries a few law books.


8.0    BORA LASKIN LAW LIBRARY

Located in Flavelle House, the Bora Laskin Law Library is the prime study and research
location for our law students. Opened in 1991, it provides a comfortable, modern
environment where students can access rich legal resources and related materials.

InfoExpress is the Bora Laskin Law Library's premium research document delivery
service, exclusively for faculty members. InfoExpress locates books, articles, primary
and other materials from the Law Library, other campus libraries, the internet and
interlibrary loan, and delivers them directly to your office. To use this service, submit
an e-mail request to: law.infoexpress@utoronto.ca.

Library staff also provide support for faculty teaching and research by creating online
bibliographies, pathfinders, and research guides; conducting in-depth research
consultations; building and maintaining an appropriate print and electronic library
collection; facilitating electronic teaching (including support for Blackboard); providing
customized print and online current awareness services; and through individual and
classroom instruction in legal research.

For a more detailed description of the Library‟s services to faculty see the Library‟s web
page, at http://www.law-lib.utoronto.ca/Services/faculty.htm. If you have any
questions about the Library, please contact John Papadopoulos, Chief Law Librarian at
416-978-4290.


9.0    OVERVIEW OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR

9.1    Sessional Dates and Syllabus

Sessional Dates for the current academic year are available on the Faculty of Law website:
http://www.law.utoronto.ca/students_content.asp?itemPath=2/2/12/0/0&contentId=362.

All courses may be viewed on the web at www.law.utoronto.ca; under Current Students
click on Academic Handbook; then click on Course List.

9.2    Staying Connected and Informed

To stay informed of events at the Faculty please log-on to our password protected site
called “E-Community” which can be found at www.law.utoronto.ca. Please contact Susan
Barker, Reference & Digital Services Librarian at susan.barker@utoronto.ca to obtain your
Law School E-Community username and password.
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On E-Community you will be able to access the following:

     Headnotes: E-newsletter compiled every week during the academic session;
      available every Monday and has all listings for current events
     Daily and Monthly Events Calendar

9.3    Month By Month At A Glance

September                                      Notes
Classes begin Tuesday following Labour
day
Dean‟s Welcome Reception                       During Orientation Week; for the entire
                                               Faculty
Orientation for first year students            First week in September
Academic Orientation for first year            Held during Orientation Week
students
Dean‟s Dinner for Faculty and Staff            Second week of term
Jewish Holidays – classes cancelled            Check Sessional Dates
Intensive courses                              First 6 weeks of each term – call for
                                               nominations - visitors decided by
                                               Committee
Grand Moot                                     Showcase moot in front of panel of
                                               judges from the Supreme Court of
                                               Canada, Court of Appeal for Ontario,
                                               and/or Superior Court of Justice
October
Off Campus Interviews – second year            All upper year classes cancelled and
students                                       rescheduled to a specific date – see
                                               Sessional Dates
November
Upper Year Reading Week                        First year Intensive Week on Legal Ethics
                                               and Professionalism
Remembrance Day                                Check Sessional Dates – Classes 10:30 –
                                               12:20 rescheduled
Compulsory Moot – Introductory Seminar         Last week of November
Call for teaching preferences                  Associate Dean will contact
December
Examination Questions                          Submitted to Records Office last week of
                                               classes
Exams                                          Last 2 weeks of Fall term
January
Marks                                          Submitted to Records Office end of first
                                               week in January
Law Games                                      First week of January
Compulsory Moot Seminars on Oral and           Early January
Written Advocacy
Marks released to students                     End of January
Deadlines for internships/clerkships/first     End of January (may change from year to
year job applications                          year)
Intensive courses                              First 6 weeks of each term
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February
Compulsory Moots                            First two weeks of February, from 6:00-
                                            9:00 p.m.
Reading Week                                Week of Family Day in February; same
                                            across the university
March
New Courses and revisions completed         Short Term Curriculum Committee takes
                                            to Faculty Council
April
Examination Questions                       Submitted to Records Office last week of
                                            classes
Exams                                       Last 2/3 weeks of April
Academic Handbook                           Updated on web
Dean‟s BBQ                                  Last day of classes
May
Marks                                       Due in Records Office end of first week of
                                            May
Graduating students begin bar ads
Final convocation list is approved for
Simcoe Hall
June
Convocation (at Convocation Hall and        “law-only”
Reception at Faculty)
July
Student course selection                    Professors can follow „live‟ student
                                            enrolment in courses at end of July
August
Finalize participation in orientation
events


10.0   FACULTY AND STUDENT LIFE

10.1   Faculty

a.     Weekly Faculty Lunch

The Faculty hosts a lunch for all faculty members, visitors, librarians and members of
the faculty senior administration on Mondays. Sometimes faculty members present a
paper to the group. For more information on the Faculty Lunch please contact our
Events Coordinator, Jennifer Tam, at jennifer.tam@utoronto.ca or ext. 87849.

b.     Faculty Roundtables and Workshops, Special Lectures and Conferences

As well as the faculty lunches, the Faculty of Law offers a host of Roundtables,
Workshops, Special Lectures and Conferences. Please see the website for a list of
current events: http://www.law.utoronto.ca/faculty_index.asp.
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c.     Faculty Council and Committee Assignments

The Faculty Council is the governing body of the law school and is chaired by the Dean
of the law school. Membership includes all full-time faculty members, the Chief Law
Librarian, the Assistant Dean, Students, elected student representatives from each year
of the J.D. program, and three graduate students.

The Faculty Council determines policy, usually on the recommendation from special and
standing committees. The Dean is responsible for appointing faculty members to these
committees. Faculty Council student members select students to sit on the special and
standing committees. Students are represented on most standing committees including
admissions, curriculum, grading practices, etc.

Faculty Council meets approximately once each month from September-April. All full-
time members of the teaching staff are voting members of Council, and should attend
the monthly meetings. The Students Law Society (SLS) and the Graduate Law
Students Association (GLSA) represent student concerns on Faculty Council.

Standing Committees of Faculty Council include the Admissions, Curriculum, Financial
Aid, Directed Research, Graduate Education, Accessibility and Diversity and Academic
Standing Committees, among others. In addition to the Standing Committees, each
year the Dean strikes a number of Advisory Committees and Working Groups, and
invites faculty members to undertake these and other committee assignments.

10.2   Students

Students are always keen to interact with faculty. The following outlines some of the
programs and activities that may be of interest to you.

a.     Upper Year Moot

At the Faculty of Law, students are required to complete a moot in either their second
and third year, which includes drafting a factum and delivering an oral argument in front
of a panel of three judges.

Perhaps the most important part of the program from a pedagogical perspective is the
feedback provided by moot supervisors. Moot supervisors are faculty members or
practitioners who assist students with developing their argument, drafting their factum
(including reviewing a draft of the factum) and, finally, by acting as a judge at the oral
hearing. Moot supervisors are provided with detailed instructions regarding their role,
along with a bench memo (outlining the up-to-date law relevant to the problem they are
supervising). Students are provided with further guidance through two mandatory
sessions, one on oral advocacy and one on written advocacy, delivered to all students
participating in the program in any given year.

If you are interested in assisting with this program, please contact Assistant Dean, Office
of the Associate Deans, Sara Faherty at sara.faherty@utoronto.ca or at 416-976-7446.
For more information, please go to the following link:
http://www.law.utoronto.ca/students_content.asp?itemPath=2/2/12/0/0&contentId=20
3.
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b.     First Year Legal Research and Writing Program

All first year students receive mandatory instruction in Legal Research and Writing
through the small group program. If you are interested in learning more about this
program, please contact Sara Faherty at sara.faherty@utoronto.ca or at ext. 67446.

c.     Special Programs, Centres and Legal Clinics

The Faculty of Law has many special programs, affiliated centres and legal clinics that
explore contemporary legal issues and offer students exciting opportunities to expand
their legal education.

       i.      Pro Bono Students Canada
               www.probonostudents.ca.

       ii.     Law in Action Within Schools
               www.lawinaction.ca

       iii.    International Human Rights Program
               http://www.utorontoihrp.com/

       iv.     Women’s Human Rights Resources
               http://www.law-lib.utoronto.ca/diana/mainpage.htm

       v.      The June Callwood Program in Aboriginal Law
               http://www.law.utoronto.ca/visitors_content.asp?itemPath=5/1/9/0/0&co
               ntentId=380

       vi.     Downtown Legal Services
               www.dls.utoronto.ca

       vii.    Advocates for Injured Workers
               http://www.iavgo.org/aiw/

       viii.   The Centre for Spanish-Speaking Peoples
               http://www.spanishservices.org/

       ix.     The Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic
               http://www.schliferclinic.com/

       x.      International Human Rights Clinic
               http://www.utorontoihrp.com/index.php/advocacy/clinic/clinic-seminar

       xi.     Health Equity and Law Clinic
               http://www.law.utoronto.ca/visitors_content.asp?itemPath=5/1/9/0/0&co
               ntentId=1453

       xii.    David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights
               http://www.aspercentre.ca/site3.aspx

       xiii.   Centre for the Legal Profession
               http://www.clp.utoronto.ca/
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       xiv.    The Centre for Innovation Law and Policy
               http://www.innovationlaw.org/Page13.aspx

       xv.     Capital Markets Institute
               http://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/cmi/

       xvi.    Health Law and Policy Group
               http://www.law.utoronto.ca/healthlaw/

       xvii.   International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Programme
               http://www.law.utoronto.ca/faculty_content.asp?itemPath=1/9/0/0/0&con
               tentId=1567

       xviii. Law and Economics Program
              http://www.law.utoronto.ca/faculty_content.asp?itemPath=1/9/0/0/0&con
              tentId=379


11.0   SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES (SGS) AND GRADUATE STUDIES AT THE
       FACULTY OF LAW

The Faculty of Law works in conjunction with SGS. For relevant information pertaining
to graduate studies in general, please refer to the SGS website:
http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/about.htm.

11.1   Faculty of Law Graduate Studies

Graduate Admissions

New faculty members will be asked to review graduate application files. This task
involves writing a short note on the thesis proposal and the academic quality of the
applicant.

Supervision

Faculty will be asked to supervise graduate students. The graduate office will arrange
for appointment to the Graduate Faculty of the School of Graduate Studies.

For Grading Instructions for Graduate Students, please go to the following link:
http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar/2009-10/genreg/policies.htm.

Queries

Queries concerning the administration of the program should be directed to:

Jutta Brunnée (Associate Dean, Graduate Program), Archana Sridhar (Assistant Dean,
Graduate Program), or Julia Hall (Graduate Program Coordinator)


12.0   UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

The University of Toronto‟s website contains much useful information for new faculty
members.
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12.1   University of Toronto Housing and Faculty Relocation Service

If you require assistance with finding a place to live, U of T offers on and off campus
housing: http://www.library.utoronto.ca/newcomers/new_faculty_info.htm.

As well as providing help with finding a home in Toronto, U of T also offers a faculty
relocation service that includes information about moving expenses and discounted rates
with professional movers: http://www.facultyrelocation.utoronto.ca/.

12.2   University of Toronto Food Services

For locations of campus cafeterias and cafés click on the following link:
http://www.food-beverage.utoronto.ca. There is a café in 78 Queen‟s Park that
operates throughout the school year only. Starbucks coffee, sandwiches, muffins,
croissants and more are for sale.

12.3   Other University of Toronto Libraries

University of Toronto is home to a wide-range of libraries.

For a complete listing of University of Toronto libraries please follow the links which offer
more detailed information: http://main.library.utoronto.ca/ or
http://discover.library.utoronto.ca/general-information/libraries/libraries-by-subject -
this lists all the libraries by their subject.

12.4   Teaching Support

The university‟s Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation has a particularly useful
website with sections geared towards new faculty members:
http://www.teaching.utoronto.ca/home.htm.

12.5   Family Care

This site provides information on children‟s daycare, eldercare, and other family-related
issues: http://www.familycare.utoronto.ca/index.html.

12.6   Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office

In 1993, the university created a permanent office for Race Relations and Anti-Racism
Initiatives. The office is mandated to offer programs and services to students, faculty
and staff across the three campuses. It is a member of the Equity Issues Advisory
Board at the University of Toronto and works closely with fellow Equity Offices. The
Office engages collaboratively with stakeholders on campus to enable the university‟s
academic mission through the integration of it commitment to equity, diversity and
inclusivity: http://www.antiracism.utoronto.ca/index.html.
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12.7   Useful University of Toronto Links

Some general websites of interest:

https://www.utorid.utoronto.ca/ - For managing all aspects of your e-mail account,
including passwords, forwarding, autoreply, disk usage, etc.

http://www.utorauth.utoronto.ca/?page=home – This site explains the multi-uses of the
UTORid system.

http://rrs.osm.utoronto.ca/map/f?p=110:1:3008608725763851278 – U of T map of the
St. George campus. Clicking the alpha codes of the buildings on the map opens a
window with an image of the building, plus an address and information.

http://www.parking.utoronto.ca/staff/Faculty___Staff_TTC_Metropass_Information.htm
– TTC metropass information. Faculty, Staff and students get a discount on the monthly
TTC metropass. You must show your TCard (your University of Toronto ID card) in
order to purchase your metropass.

http://www.telecomservices.utoronto.ca/services/voicemail/contents.htm#3 – Explains
how to use the U of T telephone system, to personalize phone greetings and how to
retrieve voicemail messages.

http://www.utpress.utoronto.ca/ - The U of T Press website.

http://www.portalinfo.utoronto.ca/Blackboard_9/What_s_New.htm - Blackboard site.
Some professors use Blackboard with their courses. Please speak to Gian Medves about
how to go about setting up a course on Blackboard. Blackboard requires your UTORid
and password.

http://www.utoronto.ca/cgi-bin/phonesearch.pl - A useful web site where you can enter
a search by name or phone number of a University of Toronto Faculty/Staff member.
Department, phone number and email address are displayed.

http://www.uoftbookstore.com/online/ - This link takes you to the U of T bookstore
website with course lists for each campus, as well as U of T memorabilia. Please note:
The Faculty of Law has its own bookstore.

http://my.utoronto.ca/ - MyUToronto is the institutional portal service of the University
of Toronto providing community "bulletin board" access to information links,
announcements, news and events across campus. Students, faculty and staff can
customize MyUToronto to suit their specific interests and information needs.

Access to UTORwebmail is also available through the MyUToronto portal. UTORwebmail
provides a browser interface to UTORmail.

http://www.utoronto.ca/jointplan/ - Faculty are offered a joint membership plan with
access to the Athletic Centre, Hart House and Faculty Club at reduced rates.
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13.0   LIVING IN TORONTO

13.1   The City of Toronto

Toronto is a multicultural city with a population of 2,503,281 (Source: 2006 Census,
http://www.toronto.ca/invest-in-toronto/pop_dwell.htm).

The GTA (Greater Toronto Area) has a population of 5.5 million (Source:
http://www.toronto.ca/toronto_facts/diversity.htm).

http://www.toronto.ca/index.htm - This link has a lot of information on Toronto – from
parks, to garbage pick up and recycling, to building permits, to city maps.

13.2   Government of Canada and Province of Ontario

To access information about Canada please visit this website:
http://canada.gc.ca/home.html

For information on Canadian Income Tax requirements, please visit: http://www.cra-
arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/menu-eng.html.

The portal for information on the province of Ontario is:
http://www.ontario.ca/en/residents/index.htm. This site provides information from
welcoming the newcomer to obtaining an Ontario driver‟s license. Information on
Ontario Health care, please see section 6.1 of this guide under OHIP and Green Shield.

For information regarding obtaining an Ontario Driver‟s license, please visit:
http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/index.shtml.

13.3   Transportation

The city of Toronto has a mass transit system, airports, and train stations, as well as
numerous taxi and limousine services.

      Porter Airlines – Toronto Island Airport located near the downtown area on an
       island accessible by ferry: http://www.flyporter.com/fly/Search.aspx.
      Lester B. Pearson Airport – located in the Northwest part of the city:
       http://www.gtaa.com/en/home/.
      Taxis – Beck, Crown, Royal, Maple Leaf and more.
      Toronto Transit Commission – the TTC, as it is commonly known. The city of
       Toronto‟s mass transit system of buses, streetcars, subways and light rail
       vehicles which extends north to south and east to west. Please visit:
       http://www.ttc.ca/.
      Go Transit – connecting the Greater Toronto area with a network of trains and
       buses. Also extends past the GTA to Hamilton. Please visit:
       http://www.gotransit.com/publicroot/en/Default.aspx.
      Via Rail – offering service throughout Canada and connecting with Amtrak in the
       United States: http://www.viarail.ca/en_index.html.
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13.4   Toronto Public Library

Toronto has a wide network public library system. In order to obtain a library card you
will need to show proof of residency: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/.

13.5   Newspapers

There are four daily English-language newspapers in Toronto. At the Faculty of Law
during the school year free copies of The Toronto Star, Globe and Mail and National Post
may be found in Flavelle House near the Rowell Room.

http://www.thestar.com/
http://www.torontosun.com/
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/
http://www.nationalpost.com/

13.6   Toronto Police Service

The Toronto Police Service website provides information on all police services and
contact numbers: http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/.

13.7   Canada Post

Canada Post is the country‟s primary mail service. Canada Post outlets also provide
passport and income tax forms. Mail services offered include regular mail, XpressPost
and Priority Courier. The Canada Post website also offers a tracking system:
http://www.canadapost.ca/.

13.8   Weather

For weather updates in Toronto, or in any major city in the world, either the Weather
Network or Environment Canada can be accessed via the web. The Weather Network is
also available with your home cable service.

http://weatheroffice.gc.ca/canada_e.html
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/

13.9   Dining

Toronto is a diner‟s paradise. Check out the websites below for menus and reviews.
You can search by cuisine, price or neighbourhood.

http://www.toronto.com/restaurants
http://www.torontolife.com/restaurants/
http://www.dine.to/

13.10 Styles of Address

To brush up on the correct forms of addresses, whether for the judiciary or the Royal
family, please visit: http://www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/ceem-cced/prtcl/address2-eng.cfm.
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                                        Alphabetical List of Responsibilities
Academic Accommodations – Students ............................. Assistant Dean, Students 84908
Academic Policies ........................................................... Assistant Dean, Students 84908
Administrative Information ........................................... Chief Administrative Officer 88789
Audio Visual Equipment (requires 5 days for order) ................. Main Reception Office 80210
Bookstore.......................................................................... Bookstore Coordinator 88891
Bridge Program ................................................................... Associate Dean (J.D.) 85443
Building problems ................................................. Facilities & Services Coordinator 67540
Cancelled Classes ................................................................ Main Reception Office 80210
Class lists ...................................................................................... Records Office 80212
Collection of papers ........................................................................ Records Office 80212
Computing equipment problems ............................................. Technology 80330 or 86816
Couriers ............................................................................. Main Reception Office 80210
Course materials ................................................................ Bookstore Coordinator 88891
Course proposals ................................................................ Associate Dean (J.D.) 85443
Courseware support (Blackboard) technology ...... Coordinator of Computer Services 85537
Electronic Classroom ............................................................ Technology 80330 or 86816
E-mail ................................................................................. Technology 80330 or 86816
Equipment – overhead, tv, vcr, dvd, microphones (requires 5 days for order)
......................................................................................... Main Reception Office 80210
Events ................................................................................... Events Coordinator 87849
Exams – coordination ..................................................................... Records Office 80212
Exchange Programs ........................................................ Assistant Dean, Students 84908
Expense Reimbursement ................................................................. Finance Office 65607
Faculty of Law Directory ....................................................... Main Reception Office 80210
Faxing ........................................... Main Reception Office/Secretarial Office Flavelle 80210
FIPPA (Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act)...
Asst Dean, Office of Assoc Deans ......................................................................... 67446
First Year Program ....................................................... Associate Dean (First Year) 84901
Food – ordering for events ....................................................... Events Coordinator 87849
General faculty matters ................................................................... Dean‟s Office 83718
Grades .......................................................................................... Records Office 80212
Graduate Program ........................................................................ Graduate Office 80213
Headnotes .................................................................. law.headnotes@utoronto.ca 67463
Invoices ........................................................................................ Finance Office 85840
Keys .................................................................... Facilities & Services Coordinator 67540
Library document delivery, InfoExpress ..................... Information Services Librarian 65923
Library resources, research instruction and assistance ................ Chief Law Librarian 84290
Listserv ............................................................................. m.randell@utoronto.ca 84908
Mail – in and out ................................................................. Main Reception Office 80210
Office facilities (allocation, etc.) .................................... Chief Administrative Officer 88789
Office supplies .................................................................... Main Reception Office 80210
Papers, collection of papers ............................................................. Records Office 80212
Parking .............................................................................. Main Reception Office 80210
Payroll .......................................................................................... Finance Office 85840
Photocopier problems .......................................................... Main Reception Office 80210
Photocopy codes ................................................... Facilities & Services Coordinator 67540
Policies U of T and Faculty of Law ..................................... Assistant Dean, Students 84908
Recoveries .................................................................................... Finance Office 60931
Registration – First Year ............................................................. Admissions Office 83716
Registration – Upper Year ............................................................... Records Office 80212
Rescheduled Classes ............................................................ Main Reception Office 80210
Research Assistant Payment ............................................................ Finance Office 88891
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Research Grants ......................................................... Chief Administrative Officer           88789
Research Grants payments .............................................................. Finance Office           85840
Reviews - Faculty ............................................................................ Dean‟s Office     83718
Room Bookings ................................................................... Main Reception Office          80210
Secretarial Allocation/Personnel Matters ......................... Chief Administrative Officer                  88789
Stationery .......................................................................... Main Reception Office      80210
Student Files ................................................................................. Records Office   80212
Student Problems ............................................................ Assistant Dean Students            84908
Student Records ............................................................................ Records Office      80212
Teaching load ..................................................................... Associate Dean (J.D.)        85443
Telephone lists .................................................................... Main Reception Office       80210
Telephones ........................................................... Facilities & Services Coordinator         67540
Tenure – Faculty .............................................................................. Dean‟s office    83718
Timetables .................................................................... Assistant Dean, Students         84908
Travel advances ............................................................................. Finance Office     85840
Upper Year Program ....................................................... Assistant Dean, Students              84908
Workshops .............................................................. Events Workshop Coordinator             86767

				
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