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Friday, April 1, 2016

Time to register for Symposium in honour of Doug Hay

In case anyone missed this notice, the registration for the symposium Law/Authority/History: honouring the voice of Douglas Hay, to be held at York University May 5-6, 2016, is now open.

Registration is free, but you should RSVP at

For those few who don't know Doug and his work, here's the explanation for the symposium:

From his path-breaking essay on capital punishment in Albion’s Fatal Tree to his more recent work on low law and the regulation of labour, Douglas Hay’s writing has inspired historians and legal scholars around the world for over forty years. While his primary focus has been on eighteenth-century English law and society, Doug has also contributed to Canadian legal history through his work on the reception and administration of the criminal law in Quebec following the transition to British rule. This symposium, co-organized by Doug’s colleagues in York History, Osgoode Hall Law School, and others across Canada, is an occasion for his Canadian friends and colleagues to honour his recent retirement and to celebrate his enormous contributions to scholarship.
The Symposium is open to anybody interested in legal history (all jurisdictions), law and society, and related fields.

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