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Author Arthurs, H. W. (Harry William), 1935-
Title Connecting the dots : the life of an academic lawyer / Harry Arthurs.
Imprint Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press ; Toronto : The Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, 2019.

Author Arthurs, H. W. (Harry William), 1935-
Subject Arthurs, H. W. (Harry William), 1935-
Law teachers -- Canada -- Biography.
College teachers -- Canada -- Biography.
Lawyers -- Canada -- Biography.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Harry W. Arthurs is a name held in high esteem by labour lawyers and academics throughout the world. Although many are familiar with Arthurs's contributions and accomplishments, few are acquainted with the man himself, or how he came to be one of the most influential figures in Canadian law and legal education. In Connecting the Dots, Arthurs recounts his adventures in academe and the people, principles, ideas, motivations, and circumstances that have shaped his thinking and his career. The memoir offers intimate recollections and observations, beginning with the celebrated ancestors who influenced Arthurs's upbringing and education. It then sweeps through his career as an architect of important reforms in legal education and explores his research as a pioneering commentator on the legal profession. Arthurs analyzes his experiences as a legal theorist and historian and his pivotal role as a discordant voice in debates over constitutional and administrative law. Along the way, he muses on the intellectual projects he embraced or set in motion, the institutional reforms he advocated, the public policies he recommended, and how they fared long term. Framed with commentary on the historical context that shaped each decade of his career and punctuated by moments of personal reflection, Connecting the Dots is a humorous, frank, and fearless account of the rise and fall of Canadian labour law from the man who was at the centre of it all."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Cover; CONNECTING THE DOTS; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Introduction: To Write or Not to Write?; 1 Before the Beginning, and My Life So Far; 2 My Encounters with History, Fame, and Celebrity; 3 Labour Law -- My Subject, My Passion; 4 Public Law -- 'Tis Better to Have Loved and Lost; 5 Legal Education and the Legal Profession -- So Near and Yet So Far; 6 Boundary Crossing -- Globalization, Transnational Law, and Comparative Law; 7 The Black Arts of Academic Administration; 8 Adventures in Pedagogy; 9 My Career as a Useful Idiot -- Commissions and Their Consequences
10 Connecting the Dots -- My Dalliance with Legal Theory11 Pessimism of the Intellect, Optimism of the Will; Notes; Index
ISBN 9780773557574 (electronic bk.)
0773557571 (electronic bk.)
9780773557581 (electronic bk.)
077355758X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1081043228

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