Featured Title – The First Women Lawyers

March 9, 2018

The First Women Lawyers: A Comparative Study of Gender, Law and the Legal Professions by Mary Jane Mossman

We are highlighting this 2006 text in honour of International Women’s Day.  This book brings the lives and work of  pioneering and trailblazing women lawyers in the United States, Canada, Britain, Europe, New Zealand, Australia and western Europe to the light.  As Jane Bailey & Katharine Neufeld,  note in their review of this text, (“Gender, Identity and Professionalism: 
A Review of The First Women Lawyers by Mary Jane Mossman”, 86 Canadian Bar Review 355, 2007)  “Mossman provides detailed and often infuriating accounts of the sometimes monumental efforts of women to overcome sexist and racist barriers in order to gain access to legal education and to the legal profession. (https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2279614).

New Books in the Library – February 2018

March 8, 2018

Another new batch of interesting and useful books has arrived in the library.  For a full list, check our our February acquisitions list


K487 .A57 C655 2017
Title: Comparative law and anthropology / edited by James A.R. Nafziger, Thomas B. Stoel Professor of Law and director of international programs, Willamette University College of Law, USA.
Publication info: Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2017]
Subject: Law and anthropology.
Subject: Comparative law.
Series: Research handbooks in comparative law.
K2100 .A975 2018
Title: Arcs of global justice : essays in honour of William A. Schabas / edited by Margaret M. deGuzman and Diane Marie Amann.
Publication info: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Subject: Justice, Administration of.
Subject: Human rights.
Subject: Capital punishment.
K5305 .B57 2017
Title: Blasphemy and freedom of expression : comparative, theoretical and historical reflections after the Charlie Hebdo massacre / edited by Jeroen Temperman, Erasmus University Rotterdam ; András Koltay, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest.
Publication info: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Subject: Blasphemy–Law and legislation.
Subject: Freedom of expression.
KE3404 .M35 2018
Title: Health care and the Charter : legal mobilization and policy change in Canada / Christopher P. Manfredi and Antonia Maioni.
Publication info: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2018.
Subject: Medical care–Law and legislation–Canada.
Subject: Medical policy–Canada.
Series: Law and society series (Vancouver, B.C.)
PN56 .L33 L36 2018
Title: Law and literature / edited by Kieran Dolin.
Publication info: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Subject: Law and literature.
Subject: Law in literature.

Recent Tables of Contents – February 2018

March 1, 2018

New Additions to the Indigenous Perspectives Collection

February 26, 2018

Children of the broken treaty : Canada’s lost promise and one girl’s dream /

Charlie Angus.
E96.65 .O56 A54 2015
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Education, media, and the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples /

Lorie Graham, Amy Van Zyl-Chavarro.
K3247 .G73 2018
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Emotions, remembering and feeling better : dealing with the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement in Canada /

Anne-Marie Reynaud.
E96.5 .R49 2017
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Human rights dilemmas in the developing world : the case of marginalized populations at risk /

edited by E. Ike Udogu and Sambuddha Ghatak.
K3247 .H84 2018
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The impact of climate change mitigation on indigenous and forest communities [electronic resource] : international, national and local law perspectives on REDD+ /

Maureen Frances Tehan, Lee Carol Godden, Margaret Anne Young, Kirsty Ann Gover.
K3884 .T44 2017
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A quiet evolution : the emergence of indigenous-local intergovernmental partnerships in Canada /

Christopher Alcantara and Jen Nelles.
JS1710 .A43 2016
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 Reconciliation : First Nations treaty making in British Columbia /

Tony Penikett.
E78 .B9 P46 2006
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Reconciling sovereignties : aboriginal nations and Canada /

Felix Hoehn.
KE7709 .H64 2012
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Sovereignty’s entailments : First Nation state formation in the Yukon /

Paul Nadasdy.
E78 .Y8 N34 2017
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New Featured Title – Storytelling for Lawyers

February 14, 2018

When we think about those lawyers in literature, in films, and in real life,  who’s eloquence has moved juries and persuaded judges, it is not surprising that we have a vision of lawyers as being brilliant wordsmiths and storytellers.

As the  review linked below states “judges and juries need to feel at ease with their decisions, and the best way to do that, I believe, is to sweep them along with a compelling narrative” (Marshall Goldberg, 64 J. Legal Educ. 515 (2015) (reviewing Philip N. Meyer, Storytelling for Lawyers (2014)). This book focuses, using fictional and real life examples, on how lawyers need, not only know the law but to be able to tell a convincing story using all the appropriate elements of  plot,  theme, and character development. Storytelling is not, as we can see, an innate talent; it is a skill that can be practised and learned. Fortunately, for those who would like to learn this skill, the library has just acquired  Storytelling for lawyers (K181 .M49 2014).


Recent Tables of Contents

February 12, 2018

Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office Drop In at the Law Library – February 8th

February 7, 2018

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