Street Art at the Construction Site

September 24, 2014

As I walk past the building site every day, I usually try to sneak a peek through the gaps in the fence to see what is happening to the building site. For a long time it seemed as if nothing was happening except a lot of mud.  But we now have a likely completion date of February 2016, as I walk past I can see that the interior of the library is being worked on and there are concrete footings being poured. Progress is definitely being made.

Today I was amused to come across this piece of street art on the otherwise surprisingly pristine hoardings around the site.

The text reads ” There are things you do because they feel right & they make no sense & they may make no money & it may be the reason we are all here: to love each other and to eat each other’s cooking & say it was good.”   I like that!!!

This is street art is from the hoarding that covers the wrought iron gateway to the faculty.

This is street art is from the hoarding that covers the wrought iron gateway to the faculty.

Faculty Research Assistant Job Available at the Library

September 15, 2014

Job Title:        Faculty Research Assistant (Library RA Pool)

Status:            Casual

Hours:            Up to 8 hours maximum per week during the school year

Salary:            $15/hr

Reports to:     Faculty Services Librarian

Job Description:

  • On demand research assistance to faculty on short term research projects
  • Research will require working with secondary legal materials, primary legal materials as well as non-legal materials to be conducted using print and online resources, in consultation with the Faculty Services Librarian
  • RAs will work directly with faculty to work out the scope of the research and to communicate the results of their research. Legal analysis of the product of research may be required. RAs may also be asked to help format scholarship to ready it for publication.


  • Superior ability to communicate effectively in writing; attention to detail; strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Superior research skills, including knowledge of online databases and print materials. Students who have prior legal research experience or have completed the Advanced Legal Research and Writing course will be preferred.
  • Ability to effectively interact with faculty; tact, initiative, good judgement and patience.
  • Demonstrated judgment to handle confidential matters.

Desired Class Level(s): 2L, 3L/4L, LLM, SJD

How to apply:

Please submit cover letter, résumé, undergraduate transcripts and graduate transcripts to Sooin Kim at

Requested Documents:

  • Résumé
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts

Applications Accepted Until: Monday, September 29, 2014

Online Legal Research DatabaseTraining Registration – U of T Law Students Only

September 15, 2014

Quicklaw/LexisNexis and WestlawNext Canada are both comprehensive online legal research databases. Both contain primary legal material (cases and legislation) as well as legal commentary or secondary material (texts, encyclopedias, journal articles and other commentary). Both are valuable resources to which all law students have free access. One way to maximize the value of these resources to your research is to become familiar with the use and navigation of these huge databases. To that end, the library has organized lunchtime training sessions in both databases for law students.

Please register for these sessions using the links below.

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