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Canadian property law stories workshop attracts leading legal historians

Posted June 22, 2010

The Faculty of Law recently played host to a two-day workshop of contributors to an anthology of legal history case titled Property Law Stories: Critical Episodes in the History of Canadian Property Law. Scholars and students from an array of disciplines – including law, history, geography, and political science – participated in the two-day workshop.

Under the editorship of Professors James Muir (Alberta), Bruce Ziff (Alberta), and Eric Tucker (Osgoode Hall), the anthology explores fourteen critical moments in the development of Canadian property law through an examination of leading cases. The goal of each paper is to uncover the story behind these important cases. The completed manuscript will be submitted to the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History for publication.

The workshop, which took place June 17-18, brought together the authors, as well as graduate and undergraduate students from across Canada. Students presented the chapters; the authors responded. In addition to Professors Muir and Ziff, the Faculty of Law was represented by Eran Kaplinsky, Val Napoleon, and Steve Penney. Sarah Hamill (Ph.D. candidate), Alex Kennedy (2L), David Hayman (3L) and Josh Fraese (LL.B.) also took part.


Photo: Conference Participants