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.