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

Associate Professor

Law | Arts

History and Classics

About Me

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

Dr. Muir's research interest is in Canadian legal history. He has published on 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. His upcoming book is a study of reception of law in practice in eighteenth century Halifax. He is also working on the history of employment and law in colonial Nova Scotia.


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