Essays in the History of Canadian Law: In Honour of R.C.B. Risk

Edited by George Blaine Baker and Jim Phillips

© 1999

This volume in the Osgoode Society's distinguished series on the history of Canadian law is a tribute to Professor R.C.B. Risk, one of the pioneers of Canadian legal history and for many years regarded as its foremost authority. The fifteen original essays are by notable scholars, some of whom were students of Professor Risk, and represent some of the best and most original work in the area of Canadian legal history. They cover a number of important topics that range from the form of the criminal trial in the eighteenth century, to debates over the meaning of property in the nineteenth, and to lawyer/poet Tom MacInnes's views on the law of aboriginal title in the twentieth century.

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  • Series: Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 606 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.5in x 8.9in
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The collected essays in this volume represent the highlights of legal historical scholarship in Canada today. All of the essays refer back in some form to Risk’s own work in the field.

Essays in the History of Canadian Law: In Honour of R.C.B. Risk

Edited by George Blaine Baker and Jim Phillips

© 1999

This volume in the Osgoode Society's distinguished series on the history of Canadian law is a tribute to Professor R.C.B. Risk, one of the pioneers of Canadian legal history and for many years regarded as its foremost authority. The fifteen original essays are by notable scholars, some of whom were students of Professor Risk, and represent some of the best and most original work in the area of Canadian legal history. They cover a number of important topics that range from the form of the criminal trial in the eighteenth century, to debates over the meaning of property in the nineteenth, and to lawyer/poet Tom MacInnes's views on the law of aboriginal title in the twentieth century.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 606 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.5in x 8.9in
  • Author Information

    George Blaine Baker is professor emeritus in the Faculty of Law at McGill University.



    Jim Phillips is a professor in the faculty of law at the University of Toronto.

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