About Us

Our Vision

Books on law do not need to be difficult, dull, and costly. At Irwin Law Inc., our aim is to produce books of exceptional quality at affordable prices. We are determined to produce books that are modern, lively, and interesting, as well as clearly organized and attractively designed, at prices substantially lower than our competitors. Indeed, our books are accessible to students and legal practitioners alike, while maintaining the highest standards of excellence.

Ultimately, we believe that high quality is not inconsistent with good value; indeed, these ingredients make for a winning combination. Our books have earned awards and high praise from distinguished quarters. We invite you to judge us by our performance and join us in this exciting adventure.

Our Story

As Canada’s youngest law publisher, Irwin Law brings an innovative approach and fresh ideas to legal publishing. The company was established in 1996 – very recently in an industry whose roots go back to 1855. At its inception, Irwin Law Inc. was affiliated with the Stoddart Publishing Group. In 1999, Irwin Law was purchased by Quicklaw, Canada’s leading online legal research service. The purchase was a natural, as Irwin Law had been among the first publishers to make its books available on the online database. However, when Quicklaw was purchased by LexisNexis Group in July 2002, Irwin Law needed to find new owners. The company was purchased by a small group led by Irwin Law’s founding publisher, Jeffrey Miller.

From its beginning, Irwin Law has strived to publish books that do more than outline the current state of the law. They analyze the complex issues of the day in a succinct and readable style and in a manner that is probing and thoughtful. Our books are accurate, comprehensive, and up-to-date. Indeed, all manuscript submissions are subject to peer review and our authors are among the leading law practitioners and professors in Canada and the world. Irwin Law brings to the marketplace books that whet the reader’s curiosity, challenge established tradition, and create intellectual excitement.

In 2019, Irwin Law launched Delve Books, a new trade imprint that focuses on providing insightful analysis into influential law cases that have shaped Canadian culture. Delve fills the gap in the literary marketplace for intelligent and entertaining books that analyze the ramifications of a case’s judgment or how the case has shaped society.

Irwin Law is the North American agent for The Federation Press, an independent Australian legal publisher.

Supporting Diversity and Equality

Irwin Law stands in support of marginalized communities. Our staff comprises a group of individuals who are angered and saddened by the long-standing violence, injustice, and discrimination against Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Colour; those who identify as LGBTQIA2S+; and those from other under-represented communities. As a company in an industry known for its homogeneity, we are pushing to diversify our author list and our content so that our books are able to speak to, for, and about all Canadians. We are collectively and individually taking proactive steps to do more to promote equity and fairness, both in our work and in our personal lives.

A Note about Our Office Location

The staff of Irwin Law would like to acknowledge that our office is located on the traditional territory of many nations, including the Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, the Huron-Wendat, and the Haudenosaunee. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands. As a workspace and a culture, we are making an effort to learn our place within a history of colonialism.

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