Judging Bertha Wilson: Law as Large as Life Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal Histo

ISBN: 9780802085825

Published: November 10th 2002

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530 pages


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Judging Bertha Wilson: Law as Large as Life  by  Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal Histo

Judging Bertha Wilson: Law as Large as Life by Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal Histo
November 10th 2002 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 530 pages | ISBN: 9780802085825 | 9.73 Mb

Madame Justice Bertha Wilson, the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada, is an enormously influential and controversial figure in Canadian legal and political history. This engaging, authorized, intellectual biography draws onMoreMadame Justice Bertha Wilson, the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada, is an enormously influential and controversial figure in Canadian legal and political history.

This engaging, authorized, intellectual biography draws on interviews conducted under the auspices of the Osgoode Society for Legal History, held in Scotland and Canada with Madame Justice Wilson, as well as with her friends, relatives, and colleagues. The biography traces Wilsons story from her birth in Scotland in 1923 to the present.

Wilsons contributions to the areas of human rights law and equality jurisprudence are many and well-known. Lesser known are her early days in Scotland and her work as a ministers wife or her post-judicial work on gender equality for the Canadian Bar Association and her contributions to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples.Through a scrupulous survey of Wilsons judgements, memos, and academic writings (many as yet unpublished), Ellen Anderson shows how Wilsons life and the law were seamlessly integrated in her persistent commitment to a stance of principled contextuality.

This stance has had an enduring effect on the evolution of Canadian law and cultural history.Supported with the warmth and generosity of Wilsons numerous personal anecdotes, this work illuminates the life and throught of a woman who has left an extraordinary mark on Canadas legal landscape.



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