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Law Indigenous Peoples

The Grand Experiment

Law and Legal Culture in British Settler Societies

edited by Hamar Foster, Benjamin L. Berger & A.R. Buck

UBC Press, Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History
Initial publish date
Jul 2009
Indigenous Peoples, Australia & New Zealand, Post-Confederation (1867-), Pre-Confederation (to 1867), Legal History
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    Oct 2008
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The essays in this volume reflect the exciting new directions in which legal history in the settler colonies of the British Empire has developed. The contributors show how local life and culture in selected settlements influenced, and was influenced by, the ideology of the rule of law that accompanied the British colonial project. Exploring themes of legal translation, local understandings, judicial biography, and “law at the boundaries,” they examine the legal cultures of dominions in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand to provide a contextual and comparative account of the “incomplete implementation of the British constitution” in these colonies.

About the authors

Hamar Foster is a professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Victoria.

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Benjamin L. Berger is an associate professor at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.

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