essentials of canadian law

Announcing Canadian Legal Bookshelf

Irwin Law and Compass (formerly Maritime Law Book) are thrilled to introduce the Canadian Legal Bookshelf – a selection from the Essentials of Canadian Law series by Irwin Law now available on VLexCanada! What’s the Canadian Legal Bookshelf, you ask? A new way to research Canadian primary and secondary law in one place, featuring the topic-based research of the historic …

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Law of Equitable Remedies and Intellectual Property Law cited by SCC

The Supreme Court of Canada has cited two Irwin Law books this past month in two cases where a judgement has been rendered: 1. Irwin Law’s The Law of Equitable Remedies by Jeffrey Berryman was cited in Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc., where Equustek Solutions brought action against a distributor for unlawful use and sale of its intellectual property through the Internet. …

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Citations of International and Transnational Criminal Law

Great to see that the first edition of International Transnational Criminal Law by Robert J. Currie has been cited recently in the following cases: R v Tan, 2014 BCCA 9 Munyaneza v R, 2014 QCCA 906 Chowdhury v Canada, 2014 ONSC 2635 Read more about the second edition of International Transnational Criminal Law, co-authored with Dr. Joseph Rikhof, here.

Important Update to The Law of Evidence, 5th edition

On 17 July 2009, in the decisions in R. v. Grant and R. v. Harrison, the Supreme Court of Canada conducted a large scale revision of its section 24(2) jurisprudence. The mode of analysis for judging disrepute for the purposes of the section 24(2) exclusion that had previously been in use, the “Collins/Stillman framework,” was reconsidered. R. v. Stillman’s “Two-box” …

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Patrick Monahan Appointed Vice-President Academic at York University

Patrick J. Monahan, author of the best-selling text, Constitutional Law in Irwin Law’s Essentials of Canadian Law series,has been appointed Vice-President Academic and Provost of York University effective July 1, 2009. He is currently Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School at York. For more information please click here.

Hon. Justice Robert Sharpe Awarded Mundell Medal

Mr. Justice Robert Sharpe, coauthor of The Charter of Rights and Freedoms in Irwin Law’s Essentials of Canadian Law series has been awarded the David W. Mundell Medal for distinguished contribution to the law in legal writing. The award is named after the late David W. Mundell, a leading constitutional lawyer and the first director of the Ministry of the …

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Patrick Monahan awarded Mundell Medal

Patrick Monahan, Dean of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School and author of Constitutional Law in the Irwin Law Essentials of Canadian Law series, has been awarded the David W. Mundell Medal for distinguished contribution to the law in legal writing. The award is named after the late David W. Mundell, a leading constitutional lawyer and the first director of …

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Irwin Law Authors in the News

Robert Martin, Professor Emeritus at the University of Western Ontario and author of Media Law, 2e in the Essentials of Canadian Law series has been elected an Honorary Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin. John McCamus, Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School and author of The Law of Contracts in the Essentials of Canadian Law series has been appointed …

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Irwin Law launches Digital Editions of six Essentials titles

Irwin Law Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of our Digital Editions in partnership with VitalSource Technologies Inc. Digital Editions are permanent, portable versions of selected authoritative titles in our Essentials of Canadian Law Series. Beginning on 30 August 2006 customers will have the option of purchasing the following titles in this exciting new digital format: Administrative Law The …

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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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Professor Edgar Gold Awarded Order of Australia

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours published on 13 June 2005, Professor Edgar Gold, CM, QC, of Brisbane, has been awarded the Order of Australia (AM) for “services to maritime law and protection of the environment as a policy developer and adviser, and through academic roles and involvement in international maritime organisations.” Professor Gold holds appointments as Adjunct Professor at the …

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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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Patrick J. Monahan Appointed Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School

Patrick J. Monahan, author of the best-selling text, Constitutional Law in Irwin Law’s Essentials of Canadian Law series, has been named Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. Professor Monahan’s appointment is effective June 1, 2003 when he will succeed the current dean, Peter Hogg. For more information please click here.

Remedies Author Appointed Vice-President at UVIC

Irwin Law Inc. congratulates Jamie Cassels on his appointment as Vice-President Academic and Provost at the University of Victoria. ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** May 16, 2001 LAW DEAN NAMED UVIC’S NEW VICE PRESIDENT ACADEMIC The University of Victoria has a new vice president academic and provost – Prof. Jamie Cassels, a member of the University of Victoria’s faculty of law since …

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