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James Muir, BA (Hons) (University of Manitoba), MPhil (University of Waikato, NZ), MA and PhD (York University)

Associate Professor

Arts | Law

History and Classics

About Me

Dr. James Muir joined the Department of History and Classics in 2006. He teaches Canadian and Legal History in the Department and the Faculty of Law.

Dr. Muir's research interest is in Canadian legal history. His most recent book is a study of civil law in practice in eighteenth century Halifax. He has published on class and reception of law, procedure at the first session of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia in 1755, the development of personal injury, tort and contract in nineteenth-century Nova Scotia and legal historiography. 


Research

Canadian Legal History, US & British Legal History; Legal Theory; Labour and Employment Law


Teaching

In the Department of History & Classics I teach mainly Canadian history. I usually teach the second year introductory course on Canada up to Confederation. I often teach a third year course, either Canada 1900-1945 or Peasants, Slaves, and Workers. I teach upper level seminars at times, usually on legal or labour history topics.