Essays in the History of Canadian Law: A Tribute to Peter N. Oliver

Edited by Jim Phillips, Roy McMurtry, and John T. Saywell

© 2008

Written to honour the life and work of the late Peter N. Oliver, the distinguished historian and editor-in-chief of the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History from 1979-2006, this collection assembles the finest legal scholars to reflect on the issues in and development of the field of legal history in Canada.

Covering a broad range of topics, this volume examines developments over the last two hundred years in the legal profession and the judiciary, nineteenth-century prison history, as well as the impact of the 1815 Treaty of Paris. The introduction also provides insight into the history of the Osgoode Society and of Oliver's essential role in it, along with an illuminating analysis of the Society's publications program, which produced sixty-six books during his tenure.

A fitting tribute to one of the foremost legal historians, this tenth volume of Essays in the History of Canadian Law is a significant contribution to the discipline to which Oliver devoted so much.

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  • Series: Essays in the History of Canadian Law
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.2in x 1.4in x 9.1in
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Covering a broad range of topics, this volume examines developments over the last two hundred years in the legal profession and the judiciary, nineteenth-century prison history, as well as the impact of the 1815 Treaty of Paris.

Essays in the History of Canadian Law: A Tribute to Peter N. Oliver

Edited by Jim Phillips, Roy McMurtry, and John T. Saywell

© 2008

Written to honour the life and work of the late Peter N. Oliver, the distinguished historian and editor-in-chief of the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History from 1979-2006, this collection assembles the finest legal scholars to reflect on the issues in and development of the field of legal history in Canada.

Covering a broad range of topics, this volume examines developments over the last two hundred years in the legal profession and the judiciary, nineteenth-century prison history, as well as the impact of the 1815 Treaty of Paris. The introduction also provides insight into the history of the Osgoode Society and of Oliver's essential role in it, along with an illuminating analysis of the Society's publications program, which produced sixty-six books during his tenure.

A fitting tribute to one of the foremost legal historians, this tenth volume of Essays in the History of Canadian Law is a significant contribution to the discipline to which Oliver devoted so much.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Essays in the History of Canadian Law
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.2in x 1.4in x 9.1in
  • Author Information

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


    The Honourable Roy McMurtry, OC, O.Ont., QC, is currently Chancellor of York University and serves as counsel to Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP.


    JOHN T. SAYWELL is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Toronto.