Since his call to the Bar in 1960, Martin L. Friedland has been involved in a number of important public policy issues, including bail, legal aid, gun control, securities regulation, access to the law, judicial independence and accountability, and national security. My Life in Crime and other Academic Adventures offers a first-hand account of the development of these areas of law from the perspective of a man who was heavily involved in their formation and implementation. It is also the story of a distinguished academic, author, and former dean of law at the University of Toronto. Moving beyond the boundaries of conventional memoir, Friedland offers an extended meditation on public policy issues and significant events in the field of law, discussing their historical impact and predicting the course of their future development. Given his personal experience, there is no other person more suited to discuss these hugely important issues. Friedland puts the law and legal institutions into a wider context, looking at the role of personalities, politics, and pressure groups in the establishment of laws that continue to have tremendous importance for Canadians.
My Life in Crime and other Academic Adventures reflects upon a life devoted to education, scholarship, and the law, and is an insider account of public policy issues that have come to shape life in this country in the twentieth century and beyond.
Table of Contents
Foreword Preface Prologue 1.Legal Education 2. Articling and the Bar Ads 3. Cambridge and Double Jeopardy 4. The Enforcement of Morality 5. More Double Jeopardy 6. Detention before Trial 7. Legal Aid 8. Criminal Courts 9. Securities Regulation 10. Machinery of Law Reform 11. The Law Reform Commission of Canada 12. Access to the Law 13. Deaning and the University 14. Gun Control 15. National Security 16. More National Security - Terrorism 17. Codification of the Criminal Law 18. The Charter 19. The Trials of Israel Lipski 20. The Case of Valentine Shortis 21. The Death of Old Man Rice 22. The Frailty of the Criminal Process - Some Observations 23. Sanctions and Rewards in the Legal System 24. Borderline Justice and Other Studies of Law and Society 25. A Place Apart: Judicial Independence and Accountability 26. Controlling Misconduct in the Military 27. Writing the History of the University of Toronto 28. Epilogue Notes on Sources Publications and Government Work of Martin L. Friedland Index
Martin L. Friedland is University Professor and Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Toronto. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1990, and was awarded the Molson Prize in 1995.