The Laskin Legacy

The Laskin Legacy

Essays in commemoration of Chief Justice Bora Laskin

Edited by Neil Finkelstein and Constance Backhouse


This book is a collection of seventeen scholarly articles and personal reminiscences that examine the life and career of the late Bora Laskin, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. The essays are written by family members, judges, law professors, and lawyers whose recollections about Laskin flesh out the life of a man "at the summit of Canada's political and legal life," with commentary from some whose paths crossed his.

The book includes examinations of Laskin's contribution to legal education and scholarship, as well as to jurisprudence in constitutional law, administrative and labour law, and private law. As well, it provides discussion of Laskin's impact on the Supreme Court of Canada itself.


Published January 2007
Publisher Irwin Law (Canada)
ISBN 9781552211403
Australian RRP $64.95
International Price $60.00