Monday, January 22, 2007

Call for Papers: History of the Legal Profession in Canada (Symposium)

Symposium on the History of the Legal Profession (in Canada)
In celebration of the 175th anniversary of the official opening of Toronto's Osgoode Hall, the home of the Law Society of Upper Canada, there will be a one-day symposium on "The History of the Legal Profession" at historic Osgoode Hall. The symposium will start with a dinner on 11 October 2007, and conclude with the presentation of papers and a final reception on 12 October 2007.
Funding for costs of travel, conference fees, and accommodation for those who present papers will be provided by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
We would like to hear from individuals able to offer papers on any aspect of the history of the profession in Canada including, for example, studies of legal education, the aesthetics and architectures of law, professional regulation, professional discipline, legal practice, professional independence, and the cultures of professionalism.

Potential presenters are asked to submit:
1.a working title,
2.a 250 word summary of the paper,
3.a one page curriculum vitae
Please provide this information by 28 February 2007 by email to Professor Constance Backhouse: All proposals will be considered by the conference organizing committee.
Symposium Organisers: Constance Backhouse, University of Ottawa and Heritage Committee, Law Society of Upper Canada, Jim Phillips, University of Toronto and Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, W. Wesley Pue, Nemetz Professor of Legal History, University of British Columbia.