William Kaplan

William Kaplan, currently in private practice in Toronto, was a professor at the University of Ottawa Law School from 1989 to 2001. He has been recognized for his work in arbitration and mediation.

He is a recipient of Law Society Medal from the Law Society of Upper Canada (1999) for his contributions to the legal profession and the David W. Mundell medal awarded to him by the government of Ontario in 2009, for a distinguished contribution to the law in legal writing. Among the books for which William Kaplan was given the award are two Osgoode Society books: Bad Judgment: The Case of Mr. Justice Leo A. Landreville, and Canadian Maverick: The Life of Ivan C. Rand, our members book for 2009.


Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History Books

Canadian Maverick: The Life and Times of Ivan C. Rand (Toronto: The Osgoode Society and University of Toronto Press, 2009), pp. 668.

Bad Judgment: The Case of Mr. Justice Leo Landreville (Toronto: The Osgoode Society and University of Toronto Press, 1996), pp. 232.

Other Legal History Publications

Why Dissent Matters: Because Some People See Things that the Rest of us Miss (Montreal & Kingston: McGil-Queens University Press, 2017)

A Secret Trial: Brian Mulroney, Stevie Cameron and the Public Trust (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2004), pp. 244.

Presumed Guilty: Brian Mulroney, the Airbus Affair and the Government of Canada (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1998), pp. 384.

State and Salvation: The Jehovah’s Witnesses and their Fight for Civil Rights (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1989), pp. 340.

Everything that Floats: Pat Sullivan, Hal Banks and The Seamen’s Unions of Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1987), pp. 241.