Paul Romney has taught at the Center of Canadian Studies at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, and has written extensively on Canadian History.
Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History Books
Mr. Attorney: The Attorney General for Ontario In Court, Cabinet And Legislature, 1791-1899 (Toronto: The Osgoode Society and University of Toronto Press, 1986), 396 pp.
Chapters in Osgoode Society Books
‘State Trials and Security Proceedings in Upper Canada During the War of 1812’ in F. Murray Greenwood and Barry Wright, eds., Canadian State Trials Volume I: Law, Politics and Security Measures, 1608-1837 (Toronto: Osgoode Society and University of Toronto Press, 1996), pp. 379-405 (with Barry Wright).
‘Upper Canada in the 1820s: Criminal Prosecution and the Case of Francis Collins’ in above, pp. 505-521.
‘The Toronto Treason Trials, March-May 1838’ in F. Murray Greenwood and Barry Wright, eds., Canadian State Trials Volume II: Rebellion and Invasion in the Canadas, 1837-1839 (Toronto: Osgoode Society and University of Toronto Press, 2002), pp. 62-99.
‘The Ten-Thousand Pound Job: Political Corruption, Equitable Jurisdiction and the Public Interest in Upper Canada 1852-1856’ in David H. Flaherty,ed., Essays in the History of Canadian Law: Volume II (Toronto: Osgoode Society and University of Toronto Press, 1983) pp. 143-199.
‘Rebel as Magistrate: William Lyon Mackenzie and His Enemies’ in J. Phillips, S. Lewthwaite, and T. Loo, eds., Essays in the History of Canadian Law Volume V: Crime and Criminal Justice (Toronto: Osgoode Society and University of Toronto Press, 1995), pp. 324-352.
Other Legal History Publications
Getting It Wrong: How Canadians Forgot Their Past and Imperilled Confederation (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999), 320 pp.
‘Upper Canada (Ontario): The Administration of Justice, 1784-1900’ in DeLloyd J. Guth & W. Wesley Pue, eds., Canada’s Legal Inheritances (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba, 2001), pp. 183-213.
‘Very Late Loyalist Fantasies: Nostalgic Tory ‘History’ and the Rule of Law in Upper Canada’ in W. Wesley Pue and Barry Wright, eds., Canadian Perspectives on Law and Society: Issues in Legal History (Ottawa: Carleton University Press, 1997), pp. 119-147.
‘From Constitutionalism to Legalism: Trial by Jury, Responsible Government, and the Rule of Law in the Upper Canada’ Law and History Review, Vol 7, 1989, pp. 121-174.
‘Re-inventing Upper Canada: American Immigrants, Upper Canadian History, English Law and the Alien Question’ in Roger Hall, William Westfall and Laurel Sefton MacDowell, eds., Patterns of the Past: Interpreting Ontario’s History (Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1988), pp. 78-107.
‘From the Types Riot to the Rebellion: Elite Ideology, Anti-Legal Sentiment, Political Violence,
and the Rule of Law in Upper Canada’ Ontario History, Vol 79, 1987, pp. 113-144.