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  • A judge's wig, old scroll, old book, and glasses
    Jul 25, 2016

    Lawyers’ Empire: Legal Professions and Cultural Authority, 1780-1950

    The Canadian legal profession has, no less than the legal profession in other national contexts, been an energetic purveyor of historical myth, and Dr. Pue carefully sifts through some of the key errors in a professional apologetics that draws on historical representation.

  • Close-up of contract
    Jun 29, 2016

    Boilerplate: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Boilerplate takes away the right of people to legal remedies. In traditional law, if the company is negligent and the individual gets hurt, he or she can sue. However, if an individual signs a waiver saying that the company is not liable for its own negligence, suing the company becomes impossible.

  • Queen's Guard marching on Parliament Hill
    Apr 11, 2016

    Towards the 21st Century Constitutionalism?

    Dr. Jeffrey Meyers’ research is concerned with the difference between the formal legal order of the Canadian constitution and what some have termed the material constitution, comprised of the everyday reality individuals face in terms of their particular life conditions.

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