15 Search Results for: Bell Baker


  • Essays in the History of Canadian Law, Volume VIII: In Honour of R.C.B. Risk

    edited by G. Blaine Baker & Jim Phillips. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 1999. Collections of essays are usually organised around a particular theme. This book, which represents Canadian legal historians’ tribute to Professor Dick Risk, is, at first glance, something of an exception to that practice. The essays here cover subjects which range… Read more »

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  • G. Blaine Baker

    G. Blaine Baker was a Professor Emeritus at McGill University before his untimely death in 2018. Prior to joining McGill in 1981 he was a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. During his time at McGill he served as Associate Dean (Academic) from 1999 to 2001 and Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) from… Read more »

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  • Essays in the History of Canadian Law, Volume XI: Quebec and the Canadas

    edited by G. Blaine Baker, Emeritus Professor of Law, McGill University, and Donald Fyson, Professor of History, Laval University. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 2013. This latest volume in the Essays in the History of Canadian Law series, with which we launched our publishing programme in 1981, is the first devoted to central… 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 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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  • 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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  • October 18, 2022 - In Memoriam – David Flaherty

    Professor Emeritus David Flaherty passed away on October 11, 2022, in Victoria. In the 1970s and 1980s David was a Professor of Law and History at what was then the University of Western Ontario. Although principally an Americanist, he was an ideal choice to organize and edit the Osgoode Society’s first major forays into serious… Read more »

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  • Charlotte Gray

    Charlotte Gray is one of Canada’s best-known writers, and author of ten acclaimed books of literary non-fiction. Born in Sheffield, England, and educated at Oxford University and the London School of Economics, she began her writing career in England as a magazine editor and newspaper columnist. After coming to Canada in 1979, she worked as… Read more »

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  • Essays in the History of Canadian Law, Volume X: A Tribute to Peter N. Oliver

    edited by Jim Phillips, Professor of Law, University of Toronto, R.Roy McMurtry, President of the Osgoode Society, and John Saywell, Professor of History Emeritus, York University. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 2008. This collection of Canadian legal history essays honours Professor Peter Oliver, who led the Osgoode Society as editor-in-chief from its establishment… Read more »

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  • Claire L’Heureux-Dubé: A Life

    By Constance Backhouse.  Published by the University of British Columbia Press. Claire L’Heureux-Dubé was the second woman appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada, in 1987, and the first from Quebec. This deeply-researched biography takes us through the judge’s origins and life in the Quebec of the 1920s to the present, and its portrait of… Read more »