234 Search Results for: Asian-Canadian Lawyers & Judges


  • Viscount Haldane: "The Wicked Stepfather of the Canadian Constitution"

    by Frederick Vaughan, Professor Emeritus, University of Guelph. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 2010. Lord Haldane is well-known to historians of Canadian constitutional law as one of the Privy Council judges most responsible for re-shaping the division of powers in the direction of greater provincial power after World War One. This deeply-researched biography Fred… Read more »

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  • Dewigged, Bothered and Bewildered: British Colonial Judges on Trial

    by John McLaren, Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Victoria. Published with University of Toronto Press, 2011. Canada was but one part of a large and complex empire, and this book is a reminder of that fact and a fascinating exploration of one important aspect of the legal history of the empire – the role of… Read more »

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  • Essays in the History of Canadian Law, Volume I

    Edited by David H. Flaherty.  Published with the University of Toronto Press, 1981. This volume, containing ten essays, was the first of two designed to illustrate the wide possibilities for research and writing in Canadian legal history and reflecting the current interests of those working in that area. Topics covered include historical aspects of company… Read more »

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  • Philip Girard

    Philip Girard is a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. From 1984 until 2013 he was a Professor of Law, History and Canadian Studies, and University Research Professor at Dalhousie University. He is also Associate Editor of the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History. He was law clerk to Mr. Justice W.Z. Estey… Read more »

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  • August 12, 2022 - Osgoode Society Awards for 2022

    June, 2022 – OSGOODE SOCIETY AWARDS. The Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History is very pleased announce the winners of its awards for 2022. Peter Oliver Prize. Named for the Society’s first and long-serving Editor-in-Chief, the Peter Oliver Prize is given for published work in Canadian legal history by a student. The 2022 winner is… Read more »

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  • Casual Slaughters and Accidental Judgments: Canadian War Crimes Prosecutions, 1944-48

    by Patrick Brode, Legal Counsel, City of Windsor. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 1997. Casual Slaughters and Accidental Judgments: Canadian War Crimes Prosecutions, 1944-1948 is Patrick Brode’s third publication with The Ogoode Society and furthers his already considerable reputation for combining sound scholarship with readability. The prosecution after the Second World War of German… Read more »

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  • Canadian State Trials, Volume I: Law, Politics, and Security Measures, 1608-1837

    edited by F. Murray Greenwood, Emeritus Professor of History, University of British Columbia and Barry Wright, Professor, Department of Law, Carleton University. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 1996. State trials reveal much about a nation’s insecurities and shed light on important themes in political, constitutional, and legal history. In Canada, perceived and real threats… Read more »

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  • ‘The Thousandth Man’: A Biography of James McGregor Stewart

    by Barry Cahill, Independent Scholar. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 2000. Barry Cahill’s study of the life of James McGregor Stewart adds an exciting new dimension to Canadian legal biography. James McGregor Stewart (1889-1955) was a towering figure in Canada’s inter-war legal and business establishments. The foremost Canadian corporation lawyer of his day, head… Read more »

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  • The Federal Court of Canada: A History, 1875-1992

    by Ian Bushnell. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 1997. The Federal Court of Canada, existing from 1875 to 1971 under the name Exchequer Court of Canada, has occupied a special place in the court structure of Canada. Established principally to adjudicate legal disputes in which the Canadian government was involved, it has, since its… Read more »

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  • April 16, 2021 - Osgoode Society Book Shortlisted for Canadian Historical Association Prize

    Our 2020 title Doodem and Council Fire: Anishinaabe Governance through Alliance, by Professor Heidi Bohaker, has been shortlisted for The Canadian Historical Association Prize. The prize is given to the non-fiction work of Canadian history judged to have made the most significant contribution to an understanding of the Canadian past. For more details visit –… Read more »