• 2022 Events

    From January on we have arranged three further events, and more are in progress. The ones definitely scheduled include a presentation by Professor Harvey Amani Whitfield, Department of History, University of Calgary, on the legal history of Nova Scotia’s black community, a significant presence in that colony from the 1780s. We are also conducting two ‘interviews’ discussing the links between legal history and judicial decision-making with two Supreme Court of Canada judges, the Honourable Russell Brown and the Honourable Nicholas Kasirer. The latter two will take place on February 2nd (Justice Brown) and March 30th (Justice Kasirer). Please see dates below.

    All events will take place over Zoom and details will follow.

    January 19 – Professor Lyndsay Campbell, University of Calgary, will speak on ‘Truth and Privilege: Constituting Rights?’ . This presentation will be based on her recently published Osgoode Society book Truth and Privilege:  Libel Law in Massachusetts and Nova Scotia, 1820-1840.

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      February 2 – The Hon. Russell Brown

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        February 16 – Professor Harvey Amani Whitfield – “The Trials of Statia: An Enslaved Black Woman in Colonial Canada,”

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          March 30 – The Hon. Nicholas Kasirer

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            ***Please note that we will have upgraded security measures in place, including registration, for all events to prevent any disturbances.