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A Life

Going beyond jurisprudential legacy to provide rich sociocultural context, Claire L’Heureux-Dubé is an exploration of the controversial and historically transformative career of the first Quebec woman on Canada’s Supreme Court.

How Clients Are Transforming the Practice of Law

The New Lawyer analyzes the changes that are transforming the role of lawyers, the nature of client service, and how law is practised – including how lawyers seek resolution before trial – to stress the need for new approaches to lawyer/client collaboration if the legal profession is to remain relevant in the twenty-first century.

Stories from the Canadian Legal Profession

Delving into some of the most challenging issues to confront legal professionals, this book raises important questions about what it means to be an ethical lawyer in Canada.

Legal Professions and Cultural Authority, 1780-1950

In approaching the history of the legal professions through the lens of cultural history, Wes Pue locates the legal profession within England and its empire, supplementing and disrupting established narratives of professionalism as proffered by lawyers and their critics.

Popular Rhetoric and Political Practice

This volume brings together a cast of leading experts to carefully explore how the language of slavery has been invoked to support a series of government interventions, activist projects, legal instruments, and rhetorical and visual performances.

Canada and the United Nations Commission on Human Rights

Documenting six decades of Canadian engagement within the UN human rights system, this book offers insights into the complexity and nuance of Canadian diplomacy as well as the evolution of UN’s universal human rights project.

A Political Memoir

In this fiercely intelligent memoir, Bill Graham – Canada’s minister of foreign affairs and minister of defence during the tumultuous years following 9/11 – takes us on a personal journey through a period of upheaval in global and domestic politics, arguing that global institutions based on international law offer the best hope for a safer, more prosperous, and just world.

Language, Legislatures, and the Law in Canada

Delving into the language used by parliamentarians, senators, and committee witnesses to debate Canada’s hate laws, this book analyzes passionate discourse surrounding victimization, rightful citizenship, social threat, and moral erosion.

Legal Mobilization and Policy Change in Canada

An engaging study of the clash between two iconic Canadian policy instruments – universal, single-payer health care and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms – and the effects on politics and policy.

Social Movements, Disability History, and the Law

In Disabling Barriers, legal scholars, historians, and disability-rights activists encourage us to rethink our understanding of both the systemic barriers disabled people face and the capacity of disabled people to effect positive societal change.

History, Politics, and Reproductive Justice after Morgentaler

This volume highlights abortion experiences in the post-Morgentaler era and links new approaches to abortion history and research to the growing movement for reproductive justice.

The Politics of Abortion in Canada

A long-overdue update on the dynamics of abortion politics in Canada, After Morgentaler explores the role of both state and non-state actors in the creation and maintenance of access to abortion services following the 1988 Morgentaler decision.

Organized Labour and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms

This book demonstrates how and why labour’s long-standing distrust of the legal system has given way to a Charter-based legal strategy designed to protect workers’ rights and freedoms.

Creating Criminals

This interdisciplinary collection challenges conventional views on crime and criminals, examining how ideas and rituals of criminal accusation produce both accusers and accused.

Inmates and Correctional Officers on the State of Canadian Prisons

Based on candid conversations with inmates and correctional officers in federal and provincial prisons, Behind the Walls offers an up-to-date and balanced account of the corrections landscape in Canada.

Gender and Diversity in the Federal System

Parole in Canada explores how concerns about aboriginality, gender, and the multicultural ideal of “diversity” have altered parole policy and practice – and asks whether these changes go far enough.

Aboriginal Identity and Group Rights in the Supreme Court of Canada

A bold analysis of what happened when Canada attempted to extend group rights to Aboriginal people in the early 1980s and why it went wrong.

Reconciling New Zealand and Maori Law

Maori author and legal scholar Carwyn Jones provides a nuanced analysis, enhanced by storytelling, of the New Zealand land claims process to draw attention to the cultural implications of Indigenous self-determination, settlement negotiations, and reconciliation projects around the globe.

Aboriginal Peoples, Law, and Resistance in South-West Australia and Prairie Canada

Fragile Settlements compares the historical processes through which British colonial authority was asserted over Indigenous people in southwest Australia and prairie Canada from the 1830s to the early twentieth century.

Overcoming Barriers to Innovation in Agricultural Genomics

This book offers a pathway forward for innovation in agricultural genomics by identifying and addressing the significant obstacles posed by conflicting intellectual property and biosafety regimes.

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