Donors endow the Michael J. Trebilcock Law & Economics program
Celebrating 50 years of the Law & Economics program, alumni, family and friends of Michael J. Trebilcock donate more than $1.9 million to the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.
The University of Toronto Faculty of Law is known for its interdisciplinary approaches to the study of law and has built one of the leading global centres for research in law and economics. This has been spearheaded by the research of Michael J. Trebilcock whose specializations in law and economics include international trade law, competition law, economic and social regulation, and contract law and theory.
To recognize his contributions to the field and mark his retirement Jan. 1, 2021, after nearly 50 years of scholarship and teaching, alumni, family, friends and colleagues donated more than $1.9-million to name the Faculty’s Law and Economics program, Law and Economics chair, and the Falconer Hall solarium, in his honour.
“Michael is undoubtedly one of the faculty’s most prominent scholars. [He] continues to be celebrated across the academy for his scholarly work, inspiring teaching, graduate student mentoring and his university-wide citizenship and overall dedication to the profession,” said University Professor and Dean Jutta Brunnée, the James Marshall Tory Dean’s Chair, at the virtual event held May 29.
The Honourable Frank Iacobucci, Dean Emeritus of the Faculty, added, “Michael’s academic curiosity, led him to take risks of investment in learning and study much more about economics and other disciplines he believed were important in fully understanding not only law but also more enlightened societal policy choices.”