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Author Law Society of Upper Canada Symposium on the History of the Canadian Legal Profession (2007 : Toronto, Ont.)

Title The promise and perils of law : lawyers in Canadian history / Constance Backhouse & W. Wesley Pue, co-editors.

Published Toronto : Irwin Law, 2009.

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 UniM Law  KL 85 F1 LAW    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 305 pages ; 24 cm
Notes Papers presented at the symposium, Law Society of Upper Canada Symposium on the History of the Canadian Legal Profession, held October 12, 2007 at Osgoode Hall, Toronto, Ont.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction / W. Wesley Pue -- 2. An introduction to Osgoode Hall on its 175th anniversary: more than bricks and mortar / Deirdŕe Rowe Brown -- Pt I. Historical perspectives on legal education. 3. Slamming the door on brains: two early twentieth-century law schools and the narrowing of educational opportunity / David G. Bell -- 4. "Good government, without Him, is well-nigh impossible": training future (male) lawyers for politics in Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia, 1920-1960 / Ḿelanie Brunet -- Pt II. Historical reflections on the practice of law. 5. Stratification, economic adversity, and diversity in an urban bar: Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1900-1950 / Philip Girard and Jeffrey Haylock -- 6. Megafirm: a chronology for the large law firm in Canada / Christopher Moore -- Pt III. Quebec: a distinct legal history. 7. Civil law, legal practitioners, and everyday justice in the decades following the Quebec Act of 1774 / Jean-Philippe Garneau, trans. Steven Watt -- 8. The legal profession and penal justice in Quebec City, 1856-1965: from modernity to anti-modernity / Donald Fyson -- Pt IV. The rule of law, impeachment, and bureaucratic regulation. 9. The court and the legal profession: loyalist lawyers and the Nova Scotia Supreme Court in the 1780s / Jim Phillips -- 10. "Guardians of liberty": R.M.W. Chitty and the wartime idea of constitutional rights / Eric M. Adams -- Pt V. Race issues: diversifying the bar and its legal strategies. 11. Ethelbert Lionel Cross: Toronto's first black lawyer / Susan Lewthwaite -- 12. If your life is a leaf: Arthur Eugene O'Meara's campaign for aboriginal justice / Hamar Foster -- Pt VI. Gender issues: the impact of women on the profession. 13. "Into the rough of things": women lawyers in British Columbia, 1912-1930 / Dorothy E. Chunn and Joan Brockman -- 14. "A revolution in numbers": Ontario feminist lawyers in the formative years 1970s to the 1990s / Constance Backhouse.
Other author Backhouse, Constance, 1952-
Pue, W. Wesley.
Subject Lawyers -- Canada -- History -- Congresses.
Practice of law -- Canada -- History -- Congresses.
Law -- Study and teaching -- Canada -- History -- Congresses.
Variant Title Lawyers in Canadian history.
ISBN 9781552211663
1552211665