Edited by Carol Wilton. Published with Butterworths Canada, 1990.
Beyond the Law has been called “the first full-length collection offering a serious scholarly treatment of the role of the legal profession in any aspect of Canadian history”. These essays explore new ground in tracing the increasingly complex involvement of lawyers in Canadian business during a critical period of economic development. They demonstrate how lawyers across the country served not only as technical advisors to business figures, but as business leaders in their own right. Moreover, these essays demonstrate how lawyers advanced business interests through their multi-faceted involvement in the political process. Contributions by distinguished British and American scholars add a comparative dimension to this study of the relationship between lawyers and business during the industrial age.