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Book Review: The Trouble With Big Data: How Datafication Displaces Cultural Practices

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law.

The Trouble with Big Data: How Datafication Displaces Cultural Practices. By Jennifer Emond, Nicola Horsley, Jörg Lehmann & Mike Priddy. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2022. Includes index. ISBN 9781350239623 (hardcover) $143.95; ISBN 9781350239654 (eBook) Open Access.

Reviewed by Brianna Storms
Information Resources Librarian
Queen’s University

The authors of the open-access book . . . [more]

Posted in: Book Reviews, Thursday Thinkpiece

Book Review: Standards for the Control of Algorithmic Bias: The Canadian Administrative Context

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law.

Standards for the Control of Algorithmic Bias: The Canadian Administrative Context. By Natalie Heisler & Maura R Grossman. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2024. 108 p. Includes bibliographic references and index. ISBN 9781032550220 (hardcover) $64.95; ISBN 9781003428602 (eBook) $24.95.

Reviewed by Marnie Bailey
Manager, Knowledge Services
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP . . . [more]

Posted in: Book Reviews, Thursday Thinkpiece

Book Review: Public Health Crisis Management and Criminal Liability of Governments: A Comparative Study of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law.

Public Health Crisis Management and Criminal Liability of Governments: A Comparative Study of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Edited by Michael Bohlander, Gerhard Kemp & Mark Webster. New York: Bloomsbury, 2023. xii, 368 p. Includes preface, list of contributors, abbreviations, and index. ISBN 9781509946310 (hardcover) $180.95; ISBN 9781509946327 (ePUB) $162.85; ISBN 9781509946334 . . . [more]

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Book Review : Family Dispute Resolution: Process and Practice (2024)

Family Dispute Resolution: Process and Practice, just published by Oxford University Press, is THE book that family dispute resolution (FDR) practitioners and educators have been waiting for.

Edited by Peter Salem and Kelly Browe Olson, this book delivers the goods like no other— all 600+ pages of it.[1] It is an essential guide for experienced practitioners in particular—lawyers or mental health professionals with dispute resolution training or experience. The book will remind them why they were drawn to this work in the first place and rejuvenate their practices in unexpected ways.

Though heavily US-focused, there are three strong . . . [more]

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Book Review: Big Data

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law.

Big Data. Edited by Benoit Leclerc & Jesse Cale. Abingdon: Routledge, 2020. 148 p. Includes illustrations, bibliographic references, and index. Criminology at the Edge series. ISBN 9781138492783 (hardcover) $136.00; ISBN 9781032336992 (softcover) $42.36; ISBN 9781351029704 (eBook) $42.36.

Reviewed by Matthew Renaud
Law Librarian,
E.K. Williams Law Library, University of Manitoba . . . [more]

Posted in: Book Reviews, Thursday Thinkpiece

Books to Read Before Law School – an Essential Summer Reading List

This book list was curated to offer those on the cusp of law school a summer reading list packed with important insights, presented in a manner that would not put them to sleep. It turned out to have something for everyone. Whether you prefer e-books or the old fashion flipping of pages, here are five must-reads for the summer months…

Bob Joseph, 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act: Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a Reality (Canada: Raincoast Books, 2018) ISBN: 9780995266520

Why read it this summer?

Because, as Misha Munim puts it, “this book . . . [more]

Posted in: Book Reviews, Legal Education, Practice of Law: Future of Practice

Book Review: Law, Life, and the Teaching of Legal History: Essays in Honour of G. Blaine Baker

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law.

Law, Life, and the Teaching of Legal History: Essays in Honour of G. Blaine Baker. Edited by Ian C. Pilarczyk, Angela Fernandez & Brian Young. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2022. 532 p. Includes illustrations, appendix, bibliography, contributor biographies, and index. ISBN 978-0-2280-1206-1 (hardcover) $140.00; ISBN 978-0-2280-1207-8 (softcover) $39.95; ISBN 978-0-2280-1226-9 . . . [more]

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Book Review: Law Dissertations: A Step-by-Step Guide

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law.

Law Dissertations: A Step-by-Step Guide. By Laura Lammasniemi. 2nd ed. London: Routledge, 2022. x, 190 p. Includes illustrations, bibliographic references, and index. ISBN 978-0-36764-230-3 (hardcover) US$160.00; ISBN 978-0-36756-877-1 (softcover) US$45.95; ISBN 978-1-00312-355-2 (eBook) US$41.35.

Reviewed by Leanne Notenboom
Law Librarian
Toronto Metropolitan University

Writing a dissertation or major research paper . . . [more]

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Book Review: Defining Sexual Misconduct: Power, Media, and #MeToo

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law.

Defining Sexual Misconduct: Power, Media, and #MeToo. By Stacey Hannem & Christopher J. Schneider. Regina: University of Regina Press, 2022. xvi, 368 p. Includes table of contents, appendix, notes, bibliography, and index. ISBN 978-0-88977-870-2 (hardcover) $89.00; ISBN 978-0-88977-809-2 (softcover) $34.95.

Reviewed by Danielle Noonan
Law Library Co-op
Lederman Law Library, . . . [more]

Posted in: Book Reviews, Thursday Thinkpiece

Book Review: Fertility: 40 Years of Change

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law.

Fertility: 40 Years of Change. By Maureen McTeer. Toronto: Irwin Law, 2022. ix, 266 p. Includes glossary, bibliographic references, and index. ISBN 978-1-55221-637-8 (softcover) $39.95; ISBN 978-1-55221-638-5 (PDF) $39.95. <irwinlaw.com/product/fertility-40-years-of-change>.

Reviewed by Alexandra Kwan
Digital Services & Reference Librarian
Bora Laskin Law Library, University of Toronto

Fertility: 40 . . . [more]

Posted in: Book Reviews, Thursday Thinkpiece

Book Review: Narrative Expansions: Interpreting Decolonisation in Academic Libraries

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law.

Narrative Expansions: Interpreting Decolonisation in Academic Libraries. Edited by Jess Crilly & Regina Everitt. London, U.K.: Facet, 2022. xxxii, 290 p. Includes bibliographic references and index. ISBN 9781783304974 (softcover) US$78.99; ISBN 9781783305216 (ePUB) US$92.00.

Reviewed by Sonia Smith 
Law Librarian
Nahum Gelber Law Library, McGill University

Narrative Expansions: Interpreting Decolonisation . . . [more]

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Book Review: Discrimination Stories: Exclusion, Law, and Everyday Life

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law.

Discrimination Stories: Exclusion, Law, and Everyday Life. By Colleen Sheppard. Toronto: Irwin Law, 2021. 222 p. Includes table of contents, bibliographic references, and index. ISBN 9781552215371 (softcover) $39.95; ISBN 9781552215388 (PDF) $39.95.

Reviewed by Julia Forward
Lawyer
Guelph, ON

Discrimination Stories: Exclusion, Law, and Everyday Life by Colleen Sheppard provides . . . [more]

Posted in: Book Reviews, Thursday Thinkpiece