Busy Month for Law Reform Commissions

Law reform commission reports can be great sources for legal research. Many of the reports provide historical background and you can often find comparative information about how other jurisdictions have responded to an issue.

And August 2012 has been a very busy month for law reform commissions, with many of them bringing out publications on a range of topics. Here are a few examples:

There is always a chance that a commission has looked at a legal issue you may be working on. Slaw.ca collaborator Ted Tjaden has a section on how to find law reform commission reports on his legal research writing website.


  1. And as you’ve since pointed out elsewhere, the Alberta Law Reform Institute very recently released Final Report 101 on Criminal Appeal Procedures: http://www.law.ualberta.ca/alri/index.php?option=com_mtree&task=viewlink&link_id=220&Itemid=69