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Thursday Thinkpiece: Gavigan on Criminal Law on the Aboriginal Plains

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

Hunger, Horses, and Government Men: Criminal Law on the Aboriginal Plains, 1870-1905
Shelley A.M. Gavigan
Vancouver: UBC Press, 2012

[Footnotes have been converted to endnotes.]

[Note: UBC Press has kindly offered Slaw readers a 20% discount on this book. The discount code to enter when ordering is SLAW-20.]

Excerpt #1, Poundmaker’s Horse . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Hunter on the International Criminal Court Case Matrix

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

STRENGTHENING NATIONAL CAPACITY TO PROSECUTE GENOCIDE, CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY AND WAR CRIMES WITHIN THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT SYSTEM
Emilie Hunter
in Innovations in Rule of Law, J. Botero, R. Janse, S. Mulle & C. Pratt Eds.
The Hague: The Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law & The World Justice Project, 2012 . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Harper on the Crisis in the Legal Profession

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

The Lawyer Bubble: A Profession in Crisis
Steven J. Harper
New York: Basic Books, 2013

Excerpt from the Introduction chosen by the author.

INTRODUCTION

When I applied to law school in 1975, the nation was recovering from a severe and prolonged recession. Even so, I always assumed that I’d be able to make . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Ginsburg on the Future of National Constitutions

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

THE FUTURE OF NATIONAL CONSTITUTIONS IN A GLOBAL WORLD
Tom Ginsburg
in The Law of the Future and the Future of Law, S. Muller, S. Zouridis, M. Frishman & L. Kistemaker eds., Oslo: Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, 2011

Excerpt: pages 148 – 151

The Future

Where will constitutions go in the next . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: LaViolette on Sex, Gender and Refugee Determination

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and the Refugee Determination Process
Nicole LaViolette
Paper prepared for the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada in support of a presentation made to the Board members. March 2, 2010

[Footnotes omitted. They are available in the PDF of the full paper available via the link on the title.] . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Torrance on the International Finance Corporation

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

IFC Performance Standards on Environmental & Social Sustainability: A Guidebook
Michael Torrance
Toronto: LexisNexis Canada, 2012

Excerpts from the Preface (selected by the publisher and the author)

[Footnotes converted to endnotes]

This Guidebook is intended to provide an introduction and guidance to the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards on Environmental and Social . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Lauritsen on Law Schools and Technology

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

LAWYERING IN AN AGE OF INTELLIGENT MACHINES
Marc Lauritsen
in Educating the Digital Lawyer, Marc Lauritsen & Oliver Goodenough Eds.
Cambridge, USA: Harvard Law School Program on the Legal Profession, 2010-2011

excerpt Chapter 2, pp. 7-10

§ 2.03 Implications for Legal Education

Law schools should offer courses in law practice automation and . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Kingwell on Intellectuals and Democracy

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

Unruly Voices: Essays on Democracy, Civility and the Human Imagination
Mark Kingwell
Toronto: Biblioasis, 2012

Excerpt: pp. 131 – 133

Intellectuals and Democracy

You might think judges would make diverting dinner companions, but I can tell you that on the whole they don’t. The judge sitting next to me, who shall go . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Susskind on the Future for Law Firms

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

Tomorrow’s Lawyers
Richard Susskind
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013

Excerpt from Chapter Six, edited by the author.

 

To what extent can lawyers’ work be undertaken differently – more quickly, cheaply, more efficiently, but to higher quality – using alternative methods of working? That is a key question of the day. Lawyers have . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Melville on Bartleby

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

Bartleby, the Scrivener
Herman Melville
New York: 1853, Putnam’s Magazine (Public domain)

[A LibriVox recording of the novella is also available.]

. . . Now my original business—that of a conveyancer and title hunter, and drawer-up of recondite documents of all sorts—was considerably increased by receiving the master’s office. There was now great . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Cameron on Patent Claims

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

Canadian Patent Law Benchbook
Donald M. Cameron
Toronto: Carswell, 2012
[© 2012 Thomson Reuters Canada Limited. Reproduced by permission of Carswell, a division of Thomson Reuters Canada Limited.]

Excerpt: pp. 303-4, 381-2, 398-403

[Footnotes have been converted to endnotes.]

Executive Summary:

The question to be asked in construing a claim of a patent . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Ellis on Administrative Justice

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

Unjust by Design: Canada’s Administrative Justice System
Ron Ellis
Vancouver: UBC Press, 2013
(*see below for discount)

Excerpts: pages 134, 137-38 (selected by the author, who has a companion website: Administrative Justice System Reform)

[footnotes omitted]

Getting the Context and Terminology Clear, the Concepts Straight, and the Prescription Right

And so it . . . [more]

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