University of Toronto Press Deepens Investment in Legal Publishing Through the Acquisition of Irwin Law’s Assets

Toronto, ON – July 8, 2024University of Toronto Press (UTP), Canada’s largest university press and leading academic publisher, has acquired the assets of Irwin Law, an independent legal publisher of law materials for professionals, students and general audiences. This marks UTP’s latest acquisition to broaden and deepen its content offerings, as a continuing commitment to publishing world-leading scholarship and promoting critical dialogue.

Irwin’s catalogue encompasses a deep backlist and current frontlist of award winning offerings, including the Essentials of Canadian Law series,with authors among the leading law practitioners and professors in the world. In line with UTP’s mission to connect ideas for a better world, Irwin’s offerings do more than outline the current state of the law, they analyze the complex issues of the day in a succinct and readable style that is probing and thoughtful.

“Irwin Law has built a strong reputation for care and dedication to authors and published works – we look forward to furthering the long-standing impact by increasing access to Irwin books and catalogues,” says Antonia Pop, VP of Publishing at UTP. “It is an exciting step forward, combining Irwin’s lists with the strength of UTP’s existing legal offerings sets the stage for future growth in a critical area of increasing relevance.”

“Irwin has been a foundation of legal publishing for 30 years, and we pride ourselves on producing modern, lively, and interesting books—it is something we are confident will be carried through with UTP,” says Jeffrey Miller, Founding Publisher of Irwin Law. “UTP’s commitment to excellence and innovation makes it the perfect home for our authors and our lists.”

Publishing landmark scholarship since 1901, each year the University of Toronto Press releases 60 journals and over 200 new scholarly, course, and general interest books in print, e-book, and audio format. To learn more about UTP’s strategic objectives, visit: utorontopress.com/strategic-plan-2023-2026

About Irwin Law Inc. 

From its beginning in 1996, Irwin Law has published 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. Irwin books are accurate, comprehensive, and up to date. All manuscript submissions are subject to peer review and Irwin 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.

About the University of Toronto Press

The University of Toronto Press (UTP) is one of the largest university presses in North America, publishing landmark scholarship since 1901. Each year UTP releases 60 journals and over 200 new scholarly, course, and general interest books in print, e-book, and audio format. In addition, UTP manages the distribution for over 200 publishers and imprints in Canada, the US, and around the world, with warehouses in Ontario and New York. UTP also runs the University of Toronto Bookstores across the three main campuses, serving over 95,000 students and 15,000 faculty. For more information, please visit utorontopress.com.

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