Osgoode Society Books
Our books are listed here chronologically by date of publication. Use the Search function to the right to find a particular book, or author.
MEMBERS’ BOOK 2021
Our members book for 2021 is The Laws and the Land: The Settler Colonial Invasion of Kahnawà:ke in Nineteenth-Century Canada, by Daniel Rúck, Associate Professor of History, University of Ottawa, published by the University of British Columbia Press.
OPTIONAL EXTRAS 2021
Truth and Privilege: Libel Law in Massachusetts and Nova Scotia, 1820-1840, by Professor Lindsay Campbell of the University of Calgary. Published by Cambridge University Press, and a joint publication in the Osgoode Society Series and the American Society for Legal History’ Studies in Legal History Series.
Our second optional extra is Income Tax in Canada: Laying the Foundations 1917-1948, by Professor Colin Campbell of Western University and Robert Raizenne of Osler Hoskin, published by the Canadian Tax Foundation.
Our final optional extra is The Federal Courts at Fifty: Equity, Droit, Admiralty, edited by Professors Martine Valois (University of Montreal), Ian Greene (York University), Craig Forcese (University of Ottawa), and Peter McCormick (University of Lethbridge). Published by Irwin Law.
The Legal Profession (incl. Legal Education)
edited by Carol Wilton. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 1996. This seventh volume in our Essays series, is a pioneering study of an important but neglected Canadian institution. It offers numerous cases studies of Canadian law firms as well as more general analyses. These essays highlight significant periods in the history of a variety… Read more »
by David Ricardo Williams. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 1995. In 1924 Mackenzie King, on bended knee, pleaded with lawyer, Eugene Lafleur to accept the chief justiceship of Canada, but Lafleur refused. Another lawyer, Gordon Henderson was offered an appointment to the Ontario Court of Appeal but rejected it. Lafleur, Henderson, Frank Covert, Aimé… Read more »
edited by Hamar Foster and John Mclaren, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 1995. This sixth volume in the distinguished series on the history of Canadian law turns to the central theme in the history of British Columbia and the Yukon – law and order. In the early days of… Read more »
Edited by Jim Phillips, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Tina Loo, Professor, Department of History, University of British Columbia, and Susan Lewthwaite, independent scholar. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 1994. This fifth volume in the Osgoode Society’s distinguished essay series on the history of Canadian law turns to the important issues of crime and… Read more »
by Charles Pullen. Published with Dundurn Press Ltd, 1994. Out of Print. Arthur Maloney was a charmingly complicated and skilled man who came out of the Ottawa Valley determined to make something of himself as other members of his family had done before him. By the time he died in 1984 he had been a successful… Read more »
edited by Dr. Robert Fraser. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 1992. This is an important reference guide and a highly entertaining book. In association with the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, which has published twelve monumental volumes dealing with Canadian lives from the year 1000 to 1900, we have selected some sixty biographies of Upper… Read more »
Essays in the History of Canadian Law, Volume IV: Beyond the Law: Lawyers and Business in Canada, 1830-1930
edited by Carol Wilton. Published with Butterworths Canada, 1990. Beyond the Law has been called “the first full-length collection offering a serious scholarly treatment of the role of the legal profession in any aspect of Canadian history”. These essays explore new ground in tracing the increasingly complex involvement of lawyers in Canadian business during a… Read more »
by C. Ian Kyer And Jerome Bickenbach. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 1987. Disagreements over legal education have by no means been restricted to Ontario or to the twentieth century. The nature of legal education was debated in many parts of Europe and North America in the course of the nineteenth century. As the… Read more »
by Paul Romney. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 1986. Mr. Attorney is a major exercise in revisionist historiography. Based on extensive research in often obscure sources, it offers an account of the office of Attorney General which reinterprets several key themes of nineteenth-century constitutional and political history. Paul Romney argues that grievances involving the… Read more »
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 »