Judy Fudge

Judy Fudge is Professor of Law at the University of Kent, U.K. She was previously Landsdowne Chair in Law at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law. She joined the University of Victoria in 2007 from Osgoode Hall Law School where she began her career. She has published extensively in employment and labour law in Canada and the European Union, and also has numerous articles on feminist approaches to the regulation of work and labour history. She has also written on legal history, and co-edited, with Eric Tucker, Work on Trial: Canadian Labour Law Struggles for the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History.

Professor Fudge received the Bora Laskin National Fellowship in Human Rights in 2009. In 2012 she was a Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence and in 2013 she will be a Leverhulme Visiting Professor at Kent Law School in the UK. She has also been a visiting fellow at the REMESO migration Institute at Linköping University, Lund University; McGill University’s Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism; the London School of Economics; the University of Melbourne; and the University of Oxford.

Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History Books

Work on Trial: Canadian Labour Law Struggles (Toronto: The Osgoode Society and Irwin Law, 2010), pp. 426 (editor with Eric Tucker).

Labour Before the Law: The Regulation of Workers’ Collective Bargaining in Canada, 1900-1948 (Toronto: The Osgoode Society and Oxford University Press, 2001), pp. 401.

Chapters in Osgoode Society Books

‘Challenging Norms and Creating Precedents: The Tale of a Woman Firefighter in the Forests of British Columbia’ in Judy Fudge and Eric Tucker, eds., Work on Trial: Canadian Labour Law Struggles (The Osgoode Society and Irwin Law, 2010), pp. 315-353 (With Hester Lessard).

Other Legal History Publications

‘Legal Forms and Social Norms: Class, Gender and the Legal Regulation of Women’s Work from 1870 to 1920’, in Elizabeth Comack, ed., Locating Law: Race/Class/Gender Connections (Halifax: Fernwood, 1999), pp. 160-82

‘Labour, Courts, and the Cunning of History’ Just Labour, Vol 16, Spring 2010, pp. 1-8.

‘Voluntarism, Compulsion and Continuity in Federal Labour Law during World War II’ in Greg Kealey and Greg Patemore, eds., Canadian and Australian Labour History: Towards a Comparative Perspective (Australian – Canadian Studies, 1990), pp. 81-100.

‘The Freedom to Strike: A Brief Legal History’ Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal, Vol 15, 2010, pp. 333-352 (with Eric Tucker).

‘Pluralism or Fragmentation?: The Twentieth Century Employment Law Regime in Canada’ Labour/Le Travail, Vol 46, 2000, pp. 251-306 (with Eric Tucker).