Table of Contents


1. Introduction
W. Wesley Pue

2. An Introduction to Osgoode Hall on the Occasion of its 175th Anniversary: More than Bricks and Mortar
Deidré Rowe-Brown

Historical Perspectives on Legal Education

3. “Slamming the Door on Brains”: Narrowing Opportunity at Two Canadian Law Schools, 1880s–1920s
David G. Bell

4. “Good government, without him, is well-nigh impossible”: Training Future (Male) Lawyers for Politics in Ontario, Quebec, andNova Scotia, 1920–1960
Mélanie Brunet

Historical Reflections on the Practice of Law

5. Dealing with Adversity: The Halifax Bar, 1900–1950
Philip Girard and Jeffrey Haycock

6. Megafirm History: Past and Present of the Large Law Firm in Canada
Christopher Moore

Quebec: A Distinct Legal History

7. Civil Law, Legal Practitioners, and Everyday Justice in the Decades Following the Quebec Act
Jean-Philippe Garneau

8. The Legal Profession and Penal Justice inQuebec City, 1856–1965: From Modernity to Anti-Modernity
Donald Fyson

The Rule of Law, Impeachment, and Bureaucratic Regulation

9. The Court and the Legal Profession: Loyalist Lawyers and the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, 1785–1790
Jim Phillips

10. “Guardians of Liberty”: R.M.W. Chitty, Lawyers, and the Second World War
Eric M. Adams

Race Issues: Diversifying the Bar and its Legal Strategies

11. Reconstructing the Lives and Careers of Lawyers: Ethelbert Lionel Cross, Toronto’s First Black Lawyer
Susan Lewthwaite

12. “We Are Not O’Meara’s Children”: Law, Lawyers, and the First Campaign for Aboriginal Title in British Columbia, 1908–1928
Hamar Foster

Gender Issues: The Impact of Women on the Profession

13. “In the rough of things”: Women Lawyers in British Columbia, 1912–1930
Dorothy E. Chunn and Joan Brockman

14. “A Revolution in Numbers”: The Formative Years for Ontario Feminist Lawyers, 1970–1990
Constance Backhouse

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