235 Search Results for: Asian-Canadian Lawyers & Judges


  • Indigenous Rights Litigator Jean Teillet

    Jean Teillet will speak about her career in a question and answer session, which will also involve a discussion of the importance to her work of legal history. Jean has been litigator in the areas of Indigenous rights, including Métis rights, and in reproductive health law.  Jean holds LL.B. and LL.M. degrees from the University… Read more »

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  • Osgoode Society Legal History Workshop

    Osgoode Society Legal History Workshops 2011-2024 OSGOODE SOCIETY LEGAL HISTORY WORKSHOPS IN FALL 2024 AND WINTER 2025: All sessions start at 6.30 EST. Email j.phillips@utoronto.ca for the link. 2024 Fall Term Schedule Wednesday September 11 – Nina Patti and Jim Phillips, University of Toronto: ‘The 1930 Divorce Act: The Demise of Parliamentary Divorce for Ontario.’… Read more »

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  • Student Ambassador Programme

    The Osgoode Society has a Student Ambassador Programme at each of the Toronto law schools. Student Ambassadors organize periodic legal history events to promote the Society and subject to interested colleagues.  The events also give the students the opportunity to connect with the lawyers and judges who comprise the Society’s directors. In October 2023 the… Read more »

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  • Oral History Program

    The Osgoode Society’s Oral History Program is the world’s largest oral history program dedicated to legal history. Since 1979, the Society has conducted more than 715 interviews and deposited over 100,000 pages of transcripts in the Archives of Ontario. Interview subjects include lawyers, judges, politicians, and members of the police services. Interview documentation consists of… Read more »

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  • Westward Bound: Sex, Violence, the Law, and the Making of a Settler Society

    by Lesley Erickson, Independent Historian and Researcher, Vancouver. Published with  UBC Press, 2011. The history of crime and punishment is one of the principal lenses through which historians of the law investigate the relationship between the law in the books and the ‘law in action,’ and the uses of law to regulate relations among social… Read more »

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  • An Evening of Canadian Legal History with SCC Justice Mahmud Jamal. SCC Justice Mahmud Jamal discusses legal history’s role in Supreme Court decision-making in a fireside chat. Approved for 1 Hour and 15 Minutes Professionalism Hours

    On Wednesday November 30 at 5:30****PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM NOVEMBER 16 TO NOVEMBER 30***  – SCC Justice Mahmud Jamal discusses legal history’s role in Supreme Court decision-making in a fireside chat with Jim Phillips and others. This event has been approved by the Law Society of Ontario for 1 hour and 15… Read more »

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  • The Law of the Land: The Advent of the Torrens System in Canada

    by Greg Taylor, Professor, Faculty of Law, Monash University, Australia. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 2008. The Torrens system of land titles registration was introduced to what is now British Columbia in the mid-nineteenth century, and later spread to the rest of western Canada and to Ontario. In telling the story of the various… Read more »

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  • Married Women and Property Law in Victorian Ontario

    by Lori Chambers, Professor, Department of History and Women’s Studies, Lakehead University. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 1997. Married Women and Property Law in Victorian Ontario, by Professor Lori Chambers, Lakehead University, is a fascinating account of gender relationships in nineteenth-century Ontario as revealed through a series of laws which reflected Victorian attitudes to… Read more »

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  • The Massey Murder: A Maid, her Master, and the Trial that Shocked a Nation

    by Charlotte Gray, Independent Historian, published with Harper Collins, 2013. $25.00. In 1915 Carrie Davies, an 18-year old servant girl in the home of Charles (Bert) Massey, scion of the famous Massey family, shot and killed her employer as he entered his house after work. Remarkably, she was acquitted, and award winning popular historian Charlotte… Read more »

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  • Race on Trial: Black Defendants in Ontario’s Criminal Courts, 1858-1958

    by Barrington Walker, Professor of History, Queen’s University. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 2010. In recent years legal historians have been increasingly interested in the social history of the law and in the law’s impact on, among many other social phenomena, race relations. This ground-breaking study investigates the relationship between Ontario’s black community and… Read more »