Recent Tables of Contents – April 2018

May 14, 2018

New Books in the Library – April 2018

May 9, 2018

As usual we have added books from a wide range of topics to the library collection this month.  Below are a few highlights and for a full list, check our the April Acquisitions list.

  BL65 .H78 M43 2018
Title: Litigating religions : an essay on human rights, courts, and beliefs / by Christopher McCrudden, FBA.
Edition: First edition.
Publication info: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Subject: Human rights–Religious aspects.
K487 .C8 B78 2018
Title: Law, art and the commons / Merima Bruncevic.
Publication info: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.
Subject: Culture and law.
Subject: Law and art.
Subject: Intellectual property.
Series: Space, materiality and the normative.
KIB422 .F74 2018
Title: The wetiko legal principles : Cree and Anishinabek responses to violence and victimization / Hadley Louise Friedland.

Publication info: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2018.
Subject: Indigenous children–Abuse of–Canada.
Subject: Legal literature–Canada.
Subject: Indigenous peoples–Canada–Folklore.

Summer Research Instructional Program Schedule

April 30, 2018

Throughout the summer, we are pleased to offer a series of instructional sessions for Faculty of law RAs and Graduate Students. The sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 11:00am-12:00pm in the Library training room P363 (exceptions are in red below). These sessions will each cover a different research topic:


Date Session Time Location
Thursday May 3 Orientation, Copyright, Open Access 11:00 am J125
Tuesday May 8 Zotero 11:00 am TBD
Thursday May 10 Lexis Advance Quicklaw Noon P363
Tuesday May 15 Journals 11:00 am P363
Thursday May 17 Books 11:00 am P363
Tuesday May 22 WestlawNext Canada Noon P363
Thursday May 24 Cases 11:00 am P363
Tuesday May 29 Legislation 11:00 am P363
Thursday May 31 Historical Databases 11:00 am P363
Tuesday June 5 International Law 11:00 am P363
Thursday, June 7 JustisOne 10:00 am P363

Featured Title – Viner’s Abridgment

April 23, 2018

For World Book Day we are featuring what is one on the oldest books in the Law Library’s Collection.  A General Abridgment of Law and Equity, Alphabetically Digested Under Proper Titles; with Notes and References to the Whole by Charles Viner.

Charles Viner spent 50 years summarizing cases from previously published case law reporters.  The case digests (in 23 volumes) are organized alphabetically by subject  covering all aspects of the law as it was at the time of publication. Although its accuracy and utility have been questioned, (see e.g. J. G. Marvin’s summary of comments on the Abridgment in Legal Bibliography, Or a Thesaurus of American, English, Irish, and Scotch Law Booksnevertheless it is still a very useful starting point for legal historians.

The library has a complete set on reserve and although the binding is fragile, despite its age (the imprint date on the first volume is 1741), the paper is sturdy and the text is readable.

Viner’s legacy also lives on in the Vinerian Professorship of English Law at Oxford University which he endowed on his death in 1755.  The first Vinerian Professor was Sir William Blackstone.

Electronic versions of this abridgment can be found on Google Books.



Featured Title – Annotated Aboriginal Law

April 10, 2018

Annotated Aboriginal Law: The Constitution, Legislation and Treaties and Supreme Court of Canada Case Summaries 2018 by Shin Imai.

This is an annual publication which provides the text of, and annotates, each section of the Indian Act,  and various other statutes and regulations, with summaries of cases that have considered each section. It also includes summaries of selected Supreme Court of Canada Cases relating to Aboriginal law and Indigenous peoples from 1995 onwards.

Recent Tables of Contents – March 2018

April 9, 2018

New Books in the Library – March

April 3, 2018

Every month the library adds relevant and interesting texts to our print collection.  For a full list, check our our March Acquisitions list.

K2287.5 .M43 2018
Title: Meaning and power in the language of law / edited by Janny HC Leung (University of Hong Kong), Alan Durant (Middlesex University, London).
Publication info: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Subject: Forensic linguistics.
K3240 .S662 2018
Title: Social work of narrative : human rights and the cultural imaginary / Gareth Griffiths, Philip Mead (eds.)
Publication info: Stuttgart, Germany : Ibidem-Verlag, 2018.
Subject: Human rights.
Subject: Social service.
Subject: Indigenous peoples–Civil rights.
Series: Studies in world literature ; v. 4.
PN147 Y68 2018
Title: Elements of Indigenous style : a guide for writing by and about Indigenous peoples / Gregory Younging.
Publication info: Edmonton, Alberta : Brush Education, [2018]
Subject: Authorship–Style manuals.
Subject: Authorship–Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subject: Indigenous authors–Canada.
Location: Reserves

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