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Thursday, December 8, 2011

More kind words for Sharpe's The Last Day,The Last Hour: The Currie Libel Trial

From Gary P. Rodrigues at Slaw.

Says Gary:

"My suggestion, if you haven’t already done so, is to check it out. The Last Day, The Last Hour is a good read and a valuable contribution to Canada’s legal, political and military history. You will like it."

Mr. Justice Sharpe's new book, The Lazier Murder: Prince Edward County, 1884, the Osgoode Society's  book of the year for 2011, is just as good a read. Either of these books would make a good Christmas present....

Monday, December 5, 2011

Philip Girard new legal history columnist at Law Times

Astute readers of the Law Times will have noticed that Philip Girard has succeeded Christopher Moore as the legal history columnist.

Here's the link to the November 21st issue. Philip's column is on page 6.

Chris did a great job with this gig--accessible yet scholarly--and fans of legal history will no doubt find Philip's efforts excellent as well. Caveat lector: the digital version of the Law Times is not easy to navigate. But the print version is fine--just turn the pages.

MacLaren to speak on Comparative Turn at Griffith Legal History Seminar

Readers in the vicinity of Griffith Law School (South Bank Campus, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) may be interested in hearing John MacLaren at the Legal History Seminar Series on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 5:30 for 6 pm. Registration required (classy, I guess?) Professor MacLaren will speak and answer questions about the 'Comparative Turn in Legal History,'  for which task no-one is more qualified. More information here.