John Hobbins: McGill’s Faculty of Law & the Inception of University-based Legal Education in Canada
The James McGill Society and the Faculty of Law Present
McGill’s Faculty of Law & the Inception of University-based Legal Education in Canada
By John Hobbins, Librarian Emeritus
Prior to the 1850s, legal training in Canada was received largely through apprenticeship. While this remained true for Upper Canada until the late 1950s, university-based legal education began a century earlier in Lower Canada at McGill College.
John Hobbins. Librarian Emeritus, and a Past-President of the James McGill Society, was formerly head of the Nahum Gelber Law Library. He is now working on the history of McGill’s Faculty of Law.
JAMES McGILL SOCIETY: One Hundred and Sixty-Fourth Meeting
Monday, February 10, 2014
Reception: 5:00 p.m. in the Senior Common Room at the Faculty of Law, entrance by 3660 Peel Street.
Presentation: 5:30 p.m. in Moot Court, Chancellor Day Hall (3644 Peel Street)