Osgoode Society Books

Our books are listed here chronologically by date of publication, with the books to be published in 2019 first.  The 2019 books will be available in the fall. You can order them now using the membership page. Use the Search function to the right to find a particular book, or author.

Book Sale – December 2-10, 2019

Selected books are on sale for $10 if picking up from Osgoode Hall or $13 if shipping is required. You’ll find purchase links on the individual book pages.

Private law (incl. Land - Other Property and Inheritance)

  • 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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  • Essays in the History of Canadian Law, Volume III: Nova Scotia

    edited by Jim Phillips, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, and Philip Girard, Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 1990. An introduction by the editors is followed by ten essays grouped into four main areas of study. The first is the legal system as a whole: essays in this section discuss… Read more »

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  • The Last Day, the Last Hour: The Currie Libel Trial

    Robert J. Sharpe. Published with Carswell, 1988. “Out of Print. Second edition published in 2009. Books about trials readily capture the attention of a public interested in the drama of courtroom confrontation, and they offer an opportunity to present often complex legal issues in an appealing and readable format. In their reconstruction of past legal and… Read more »

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  • Essays in the History of Canadian Law, Volume II

    edited by David H. Flaherty.  Published with the University of Toronto Press, 1983. This volume, containing nine essays, is the second of two designed to illustrate the wide possibilities for research and writing in Canadian legal history. Topics covered include: the role of the civil courts in Upper Canada; legal education; political corruption; nineteenth-century Canadian… Read more »

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