In this section we include information about forthcoming legal history conferences, seminars, lectures etc, in Canada and around the world.

29 June-1 July 2022. Third Legal Histories of Empire Conference -Beyond the Pale: Legal Histories on the Edges of Empires
Maynooth University, Ireland. This conference is a ‘hybrid’, with some people attending in person and others virtually. For the programme, which includes papers on Canadian topics, including ones by Osgoode Society authors Constance Backhouse, Lyndsay Campbell, Donald Fyson, Philip Girard, Eric Reiter, and Jim Phillips, see here.

9-10 September 2022. Decolonial Comparative Legal History: Indigenous and Global South law Prior to Colonialism
Oxford, United Kingdom.

Paper submission deadline: 9 February 2022; Decisions:  May 2022

14 April and May 6, 2023. Two symposia on Baldwin, La Fontaine and Responsible Government.

The first symposium will be held in Montreal, at the Ernest Cormier Building, the second in Toronto, location TBA. A collaboration of the Fondation LaFontaine-Cormier and the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History.

If you are interested in contributing to the Montreal symposium please send your proposal to If you are interested in contributing to the Toronto symposium please send your proposal to Jim Phillips at All paper proposals must include a 250-word abstract and a one-page curriculum vitae (or brief biography). Proposals should be received by May 30, 2022.