216 Search Results for: Asian-Canadian Lawyers & Judges


  • An Evening of Canadian Legal History

    Join us for an evening of new insights into Canadian Legal History. This evening will feature the current holders of the Society’s R. Roy McMurtry Fellowships in Canadian Legal History. Doctoral students Filippo Spossini (University of Toronto) and Anna Jarvis (York University) will discuss their research. Come and hear about civil commitment for insanity in… Read more »

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  • Christopher Moore

    Christopher Moore is a full time writer of Canadian history and  over several decades he has brought Canadian history to adults and children in many media forms. He maintains a substantial ‘sideline’ in legal history as the author of four legal histories. from 1998 to 2011 he wrote a legal history column for the Law… Read more »

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  • The Law Makers: Judicial Power and the Shaping of Canadian Federalism

    by John T. Saywell, Emeritus Professor of History, York University. Published with University of Toronto Press, 2002. For those who believe that the history of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council’s decisions on the Canadian constitution is an oft-told story, this book will be a revelation indeed. One of Canada’s outstanding scholars, Professor Saywell draws… Read more »

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  • Canadian Maverick: The Life of Ivan C. Rand

    by William Kaplan. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 2009. Ivan Rand had a long, varied and remarkable career. He is best known for his Supreme Court of Canada judgments in a series of cases emanating from Quebec in the 1950s and dealing with civil rights, cases which established limits on the government’s ability to… Read more »

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  • R.C.B. Risk, A History of Canadian Legal Thought: Collected Essays

    edited by G.Blaine Baker, Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University, and Jim Phillips, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 2006. Frank Scott, Bora Laskin, W.P.M. Kennedy, John Wills and Edward Blake are among the better known figures whose thinking and writing about law are featured in this collection…. Read more »

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  • The Laws and the Land: The Settler Colonial Invasion of Kahnawà:ke in Nineteenth-Century Canada

    This Osgoode Society members book for 2021, has recently been awarded two major prizes. It has been chosen as the co-winner of the Best Book in Indigenous History by the Canadian Historical Association. It has also been chosen as the winner of the Best Book in Canadian Studies Prize, given by the Canadian Studies Association… Read more »

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  • C. Ian Kyer

    Dr. Kyer practices information technology law at RPM Technologies. He has been ranked as one of the leading 500 Lawyers in Canada by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. For several years he has been listed in the International Who’s Who of Internet and E-commerce Lawyers. He has also been rated twice as one of the… Read more »

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  • John Tupper Saywell

    The late Professor John Tupper (Jack) Saywell was one of Canada’s most distinguished political historians. He began teaching at the  University of Toronto in 1954, and was Editor of the Canadian Historical Review (1957 – 1963), and of the Canadian Annual Review (1960 – 1979). He was the author of The Office of Lieutenant-Governor: A… Read more »

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  • Osgoode Society Legal History Workshop Schedules 2011-2017

    2017 Wednesday January 11 – Dennis Molinaro, Trent University: “The Official Secret.” Wednesday January 25 – Anna Jarvis, York University: “Colonial criminal justice and the Mi’kmaq: the case of Tom Williams, Prince Edward Island, 1839”. Wednesday February 8 – Bill Wylie, Independent Scholar: “The “Majestic Equality” of the Law: Diverging Views on the Reform of… Read more »

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  • Research Support Programmes

    Theodor Kerzner Q.C. Research Grants The Society provides research grants to people undertaking scholarly research into any aspect of Canadian legal history. Faculty and graduate students at Universities are eligible, as are independent scholars. These grants, which are unlikely to exceed $3,000 per person, are given to defray research expenses connected with any project in… Read more »