Patrick Brode

Patrick Brode is a Senior Legal Counsel for the City of Windsor in the areas of labour law, civil litigation and expropriation. He has also acted as a Sessional Lecturer at the Windsor Law Faculty in labour arbitration, legal history and municipal law as well as a Sessional Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Windsor.

Mr. Brode has also been a member of various legal and historical organizations including the Essex County Historical Association and the Essex Law Association.

Mr. Brode has published four monographs for the Osgoode Society. His books have been nominated for several awards. Sir John Beverly Robinson: Bone and Sinew of the Compact was a finalist for the City of Toronto Book Award, and The Odyssey of John Anderson was a finalist for the Trillium Award.

Patrick Brode can be reached at pbrode@city.windsor.on.ca.

Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History Books

Courted And Abandoned: Seduction In Canadian Law (Toronto: The Osgoode Society and University of Toronto Press, 2002), 256 pp.

Casual Slaughters And Accidental Judgments: Canadian War Crimes And Prosecutions, 1944-48 (Toronto: The Osgoode Society and University of Toronto Press, 1997), 290 pp.

The Odyssey Of John Anderson (Toronto: The Osgoode Society and University of Toronto Press, 1989), 151 pp.

Sir John Beverley Robinson: Bone And Sinew Of The Compact (Toronto: The Osgoode Society and University of Toronto Press, 1984), 326 pp.

Chapters in Osgoode Society Books

‘ “Perverts a Menace”: The Development of the Criminal Sexual Psychopath Offence, 1948’ in Jim Phillips, R. Roy McMurty, and John Saywell, eds., Essays in the History of Canadian Law: Volume 10 – A Tribute to Peter N. Oliver (Toronto: The Osgoode Society and University of Toronto Press, 2008), pp. 107-128.

Other Legal History Publications

Death in the Queen City: Clara Ford on Trial, 1895 (Toronto: Natural Heritage, 2005), 184 pp.

Slasher Killings: A Canadian Sex Crime Panic (Detroit: Painted Turtle Press, 2009), 232 pp.

Lawyers of the Southwest: A History of the Essex Law Association (Windsor: Essex Law Press, 2009), 41 pp.