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

Associate Dean (Research), and 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. 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. 


  • Legal History

  • Labour & Employment Law

  • Socio-legal Studies & Research Methods

  • Legal Methodologies & Pedagogies