Dalhousie Law Journal


Maximilien Bibaud, International Law, Canada, legal history


Maximilien Bibaud was a most unusual man: student of philosophy, history, and literature, teacher, author, chronicler and reformer of the law, founder of the first organized law school in Canada, true pioneer of the teaching of international law in this country. Insolently but exhilaratingly new in both his ideas and his techniques for legal education, Bibaud was far in advance of his time. As we mark the centenary of his death in 1987, his interests and achievements are as relevant today as they were when he opened his law school 136 years ago.