Book Awards

Researching Legislative Intent short-listed for the 2020 Hugh Lawford Award!

The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) has announced that Researching Legislative Intent: A Practical Guide by Susan Barker and Erica Anderson has been short-listed for the 2020 Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing! This award honours Hugh Lawford (1933-2009), Professor of Law at Queens’ University and founder of Quicklaw. It is awarded to a publisher that has …

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Suzanne Chiodo wins 2019 Peter Oliver Prize

Irwin Law wishes to congratulate Suzanne Chiodo for being selected by the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History as a recipient of the Peter Oliver Prize in Canadian Legal History for her book The Class Actions Controversy: The Origins and Development of the Ontario Class Proceedings Act (Irwin Law Inc, 2018). The Peter Oliver Prize in Canadian Legal History was established …

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Craig Forcese wins ASIL Certificate of Merit

Irwin Law wishes to congratulate Craig Forcese for being selected by the American Society of International Law (ASIL) as a recipient of the Certificate of Merit for a preeminent contribution to creative scholarship for his book Destroying the Caroline: The Frontier Raid that Reshaped the Right to War (Irwin Law Inc, 2018). In their report, the ASIL Committee wrote: “At …

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Lawyer’s Guide to the Forensic Sciences wins 2017 Walter Owen Book Prize

Irwin Law Inc. is extremely pleased to announce that the Walter Owen book prize has been awarded to The Lawyer’s Guide to the Forensic Sciences edited by Caitlin Pakosh! Pakosh will be joining the likes of our previous winners: Ed Ratushny (The Conduct of Public Inquiries, 2011), Ari Kaplan (Pension Law, 2009), and Edgar Gold, Aldo Chircop and Hugh Kindred …

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Two awards for Craig Forcese and Kent Roach

We are thrilled to announce that False Security authors Craig Forcese and Kent Roach have been recognized with two prestigious awards in the past week! Forcese and Roach are the 2016 recipients of the BC Civil Liberties Association’s Reg Robson Award, which honours a community member who has demonstrated a substantial and long-lasting contribution to the cause of civil liberties …

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False Security shortlisted for Canadian Law & Society Book Prize

Irwin Law is delighted that False Security: The Radicalization of Canadian Anti-terrorism has been shortlisted for the Canadian Law and Society Association Book Prize. The CLSA Book Prize is awarded annually for the best book on law and society published in the previous year in English or in French. Congratulations to its authors, Craig Forcese and Kent Roach!

Inaugural Holt Prize joint winners announced

On November 25, 2015, Australian legal publisher Federation Press hosted its inaugural Holt Prize. Named after Chris Holt, the late co-founder of Federation Press, the Holt Prize is a biennial award of $12,000 and a publishing contract for a first-time author who is an Australian resident. This year, joint winners Giovanni Di Lieto and Scott Stephenson were each awarded with …

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Ed Ratushny awarded Walter Owen Book Prize

Professor Ed Ratushny has been awarded the 2011 Walter Owen Book Prize by the Foundation for Legal Research for his book The Conduct of Public Inquiries: Law, Policy and Practice. The Walter Owen Book Prize, is awarded by the Foundation for Legal Research, and “is designed to recognize excellent legal writing and to reward outstanding new contributions to Canadian legal …

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Constance Backhouse wins 2009 Canadian Association of Law and Society Book Prize

Irwin Law is very pleased to announce that Professor Constance Backhouse is the 2009 recipient of the Canadian Law and Society Book Prize for her book Carnal Crimes: Canadian Sexual Assault Law, 1900-1975. The book prize will be awarded at the CLSA annual banquet on Sunday, May 24, 2009 in Ottawa. “This engaging and powerful book demonstrates the ubiquitous nature …

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Expert Evidence in Criminal Law and Maritime Law share book award

Alan D. Gold, author of Expert Evidence in Criminal Law, and Edgar Gold, Aldo Chircop and Hugh Kindred, authors of Maritime Law, are this year’s winners of the Walter Owen Book Prize. The Honourable Mr. Justice Gilles Renault called Alan D. Gold’s book “comprehensive, coherent and compelling” and added, “Expert Evidence in Criminal Law: The Scientific Approach is without doubt, …

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Three Irwin Law Books on 2005 Short List for Walter Owen Prize

Expert Evidence in Criminal Law by Alan D. Gold, Maritime Law by Edgar Gold, Aldo Chircop and Hugh Kindred, and Theory of Class Actions by Craig Jones are on the short list for this year’s Walter Owen Book Prize. The English-language Walter Owen book prize is awarded every other year by the Foundation for Legal Research to the author(s) of …

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Ethics and Canadian Criminal Law awarded Walter Owen Book Prize

The Honourable Mr. Justice Michel Proulx and David Layton have received the Walter Owen Book Prize for their work Ethics and Canadian Criminal Law, published by Irwin Law. Daniel L. Mulligan called the book “a detailed and indispensable discussion of ethics” in his review published in Canadian Law Libraries. “Ethics and Canadian Criminal Law is well-written, wide-ranging, thought-provoking and useful. …

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Irwin Law Receives CALL/ACBD Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing

Victoria — Irwin Law received the CALL/ACBD Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing at the Awards Luncheon at the annual CALL/ACBD conference. This award is created to recognize and promote excellence in Canadian legal publishing. Law librarians are eminently qualified as a result of their professional training, experience, and responsibility, to assess the quality of Canadian legal publications in terms …

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Irwin Law Book Short-listed for the Donner Prize

Toronto, April 9, 2002 — Allan Gotlieb, Chairman of the Canadian Donner Foundation, has announced that The Supreme Court on Trial: Judicial Activism or Democratic Dialogue, by Kent Roach is one of seven books short-listed for the 2002 Donner Prize, the award for the best book on Canadian public policy. This is the second time an Irwin Law title has …

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Three Irwin Law Books Short-listed for Walter Owen Prize

Three Irwin Law books have been short-listed for the prestigious Walter Owen Book Prize, awarded every other year by the Foundation for Legal Research. Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility by Allan Hutchinson is published in the Essentials of Canadian Law Series. In a review of Hutchinson’s book in the University of Toronto Law Journal last year, Adam Dodek remarked that …

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