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This article reveals how audiences, especially in anglophone Canada, initially received and interpreted Roncarelli v. Duplessis as a case, above all, about human rights. Ignoring the judgment's myriad complexities, commentators eagerly situated the case within the Supreme Court of Canada's...
This article places F.R. Scott’s 1935 call for entrenched constitutional rights within the context of marked changes in constitutional scholarship in the 1930s—what the author refers to as the “newer constitutional law”. Influenced by broader currents in legal theory and inspired by the political...
Introduction: Just over one hundred years ago, the first law students arrived at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law. The University — still just a handful of brick buildings dotting a freshly cleared campus conveying more hopeful promise than venerable history — provided space, but not...
The dean who went to law school: Crossing borders and searching for purpose in North American legal education, 1930-1950Download
This article is about the making of modern legal education in North America. It is a case study of the lives of two law schools, the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law and the University of Minnesota Law School, and their respective deans, Wilbur Bowker and Everett Fraser, in the decades...