The Kirsch Institute organized several events a year that explore timely legal topics, including on National Security, Business & Human Rights, and International Criminal Law.

Our events range from Expert Seminars, panels, Q&As, special events, and social networking opportunities with members of our Faculty. Check this page regularly for upcoming events and other opportunities to be involved in our programming!

Expert Seminars

The Kirsch Institute Expert Seminars assemble small groups of highly experienced practitioners for an engaging discussion facilitated by a Chair or co-Chairs, kicked off by presentations from a panel. These Seminars hope to create strong communities of experts exchanging over emerging issues in their field. The Institute holds seminars in the spring and fall sessions that include, but are not limited to, the following thematic areas: Business and Human Rights, National Security, Cross-Border Litigation.

Past Events included:

TORONTO | October 26, 2017: National Security Law Seminar

14 December 2016 – Toronto

Cross Border Issues | Brexit with Paul Daly (University of Cambridge), Matthew Kronby (Bennett Jones) & Mel Cappe (University of Toronto).

29 November 2016 – Toronto

National Security Law with John Norris (Simcoe Chambers), Jeffrey Pearson (Ministry of the Attorney General) & Jessica Winbaum (Department of Justice, NSLAG).

11 October 2016 – Toronto

Business & Human Rights with Michael Jantzi (Sustainalytics), Hyewon Kong (AGF Investments) & Murray Gold (Koskie Minsky LLP).

27 June 2016 – Toronto

Cross Border Issues with Karen Knop (University of Toronto), Ren Bucholz (Lenczner Slaght), Stephen Pitel (University of Western Ontario), Tina Lie (Paliare Roland) & Brendan van Niejenhuis (Stockwoods).

31 May 2016 – Toronto

Business & Human Rights with David Hamer (McCarthy Tétrault), Audrey Macklin (University of Toronto), Monica Ospina (O Trade) & Jason MacLean (Lakehead University).

16 May 2016 – Ottawa

National Security Law with John Norris (Simcoe Chambers) & François Dadour (Poupart, Dadour, Touma & Associés)