Dalhousie Law Journal


Quebec law, legal education, legal history


This book contains 30 essays covering many aspects of Quebec law,' divided into five sections: l'Etat, les personnes, les conditions de vie, les organisations, and a final section entitled l'émergence d'une science juridique. The contributions are united in a formal sense in two ways: their authors are all professors in the department of sciences juridiques at l'Université du Québec à Montréal, and they all focus on developments in the period 1970-1987. Thematically, the pieces are united, according to the preface at any rate, in providing, "une lecture critique de l'évolution des tendances de notre droit" during this agitated, exhilarating and troubled period. Readers with only a passing familiarity with the Quebec legal scene should be warned that reading this book is rather like taking your first ten-countries-in-fourteen-days tour of Europe: you may not be able to tell a Romanesque cathedral from a Gothic one when you return, but at least you will know which areas you want to revisit in order to explore them at leisure.

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