Legal History

Labour Day Display

In honour of Labour Day, the library has made a slide presentation detailing the history of labour day and some of the most important labour cases in Canadian history. Also included is a display of several library books that discuss the history of labour day and some of the legal aspects of Canadian labour law. […]

New HeinOnline Library: Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture and Law

We are pleased to announce that we now have access to this new library on HeinOnline.  Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law, edited by Paul Finkelman with the assistance of Hein’s editorial staff, brings together for the first time all known legal materials on slavery in the United States and the […]

New Legal History Journal Subscription

The Osgoode Library now subscribes to JUS GENTIUM: Journal of International Legal History, the first issue of which has just recently been published. Jus Gentium is the first American journal dedicated to addressing the history of international law. Much of modern scholarship on the history of international law is preoccupied not with international law, but with […]

In the News: An Octocentenary of Note: Magna Carta Turns 800

“JOHN, by the grace of God King of England, Lord of Ireland, Duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, and Count of Anjou, to his archbishops, bishops, abbots, earls, barons, justices, foresters, sheriffs, stewards, servants, and to all his officials and loyal subjects, Greeting.” In 2015, such an aureate introduction won’t even fit in a tweet. But in 1215, […]