Lawyers and Legal Culture in British North America: Beamish Murdoch of Halifax - Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History (Hardback)Philip Girard (author)
Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 23/07/2011
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From award-winning biographer Philip Girard, Lawyers and Legal Culture in British North America is the first history of the legal profession in Canada to emphasize its cross-provincial similarities and its deep roots in the colonial period. Girard details how nineteenth-century British North American lawyers created a distinctive Canadian template for the profession by combining the strong collective governance of the English tradition with the high degree of creativity and client responsiveness characteristic of U.S. lawyers - a mix that forms the basis of the legal profession in Canada today. Girard provides a unique window on the interconnections between lawyers' roles as community leaders and as legal professionals. Centred on one pre-Confederation lawyer whose career epitomizes the trends of his day, Beamish Murdoch (1800-1876), Lawyers and Legal Culture in British North America makes an important and compelling contribution to Canadian legal history.
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 236 x 161 x 24 mm
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