2019 Walter Owen Book Prize

The Canadian Foundation for Legal Research announced the winner of the 2019 Walter Owen Book Prize this morning. Congratulations to this year’s winner, Jonathan Rudin, for his publication, Indigenous People and the Criminal Justice System: A Practitioner’s Handbook (Emond Publishing).

Founder and current Program Director of Aboriginal Legal Services in Toronto, Mr. Rudin was selected from among 35 nominees to receive a $15,000 cash prize for his ground-breaking contribution to Canadian law literature.

Finalists for this year’s award included:

  • Robert J. Sharpe for Good Judgment: Making Judicial Decisions
  • Philip Girard, Jim Phillips and R. Blake Brown for A History of Law in Canada: Volume One – Beginnings to 1866
  • Marvin J. Huberban for A Practitioner’s Guide to Commercial Arbitration
  • Arthur Peltomaa for Understanding Unconstitutionality: How a Country Lost its Way – An Essay in Three Parts

More information about the Walter Owen Book Prize can be found by visiting the CFLR website at www.cflr-fcrj.ca.

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