Congratulations to Jim Phillips, editor in chief of the Osgoode Society, Professor of Law at U of T, founder and organizer of the Osgoode Society Legal History Workshop, (formerly Toronto Legal History Group), supporter extraordinaire of legal history in Canada, friend to students of legal history at every level, and exemplary historian, who has just been awarded the Mundell Medal for excellence in legal writing.
Here's an excerpt from the press release:
Jim Phillips is the recipient of the 2013 David Walter Mundell Medal.
The Mundell Medal honours those who have made a distinguished contribution to law and letters. It celebrates great legal writing and recognizes that the artful use of language in the right style has the power to give life to ideas.
Jim Phillips is a professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto with a cross-appointment in the Department of History. He has written extensively in the field of legal history and particularly the history of criminal law in British North America/Canada. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, which is devoted to the promotion of scholarship on the history of Canadian law.
Professor Phillips obtained both his PhD in History and his LLB from Dalhousie University. He also clerked for former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Bertha Wilson.