Martin Friedland

Martin Friedland, C.C., Q.C., is University Professor and James M. Tory Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1960 and received the Treasurer’s Medal. Professor Friedland has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including the Canadian Association of Law Teachers and Law Reform Commission of Canada Award for an Outstanding Contribution to Legal Research and Law Reform in 1985, and the Canadian Bar Association’s Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for an “outstanding contribution to the law and legal scholarship in Canada” in 1994. He also was appointed Q.C. by the Federal Government in 1975.

Professor Friedland started at the University of Toronto as an associate professor in 1965, subsequent to teaching at Osgoode Hall Law School. He was promoted to Professor in 1968 and served as Dean from 1972-1979. He also served as a full time member of the Law Reform Commission of Canada in Ottawa from 1971 to 1972, and was Chairman of the Ontario Task Force on Inflation Protection for Employment Pension Plans from 1987 to 1988. He also currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History.

Martin Friedland specializes in Criminal Law and has been the author or editor of seventeen books pertaining to the subject.

Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History Books

My Life in Crime and Other Academic Adventures (Toronto: Osgoode Society and the University of Toronto Press, 2007), 428 pp.

The Case of Valentine Shortis: A True Story of Crime and Politics in Canada (Toronto: Osgoode Society and the University of Toronto Press, 1986), 324 pp.

Other Legal History Publications

‘Searching for Truth in the Criminal Justice System,’ Criminal Law Quarterly, Vol. 60, 2014, pp. 491-525.

‘The Provincial Court and the Criminal Law’ in Peter H. Russell, ed., Canada’s Trial Courts (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007), pp.

‘Criminal Justice Revisited’ Criminal Law Quarterly, Vol 48, 2004, pp.419-473.

The Death of Old Man Rice: A True Story of Criminal Justice in America (New York: New York University Press, 1994), pp. 440

A Century of Criminal Justice: Perspectives on the Development of Canadian Law (Toronto, Carswell, 1984), pp. 245.

The Trials of Israel Lipski: A True Story of a Victorian Murder in the East End of London (New York: Beaufort Books, 1984), pp.

‘R.S. Wright’s Model Criminal Code: A Forgotten Chapter in the History of the Criminal Law’ Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Vol 1, 1981, pp. 307-346

Double Jeopardy (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1969), 459pp.