Monday, June 13, 2011

Osgoode Society Awards for Canadian Legal History

Next week, the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History will honour three academics for their recent contributions to Canadian legal history.

The Society has been around since the late 70s and has published many fascinating volumes on different aspects of the country's legal history, many of which are part of the collection of the Supreme Court of Canada library where I work. The Society is an organization definitely worth knowing.

The 3 academics who are being honoured are:
  • Daniel Rueck, a McGill University Ph.D. candidate who will soon be a visiting scholar at the University of Western Ontario where he will be researching Mohawk systems of land tenure and land use in Kahnawake during the nineteenth century;
  • Jonathon Penney, a doctoral student at Balliol College, Oxford and author of the article "Ivan Rand’s Ancient Constitutionalism" (University of New Brunswick Law Journal Vol. 61 No. 1, 2010) about Justice Ivan Rand’s groundbreaking civil rights decisions of the 1950s. Rand was a Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada from 1943 until 1959; and
  • Douglas Harris of the University of British Columbia, author of the book Landing Native
    Fisheries: Indian Reserves and Fishing Rights in British Columbia, 1849-1925 (UBC Press).

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 8:24 pm


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