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J. Barry Wright

Professor Emeritus, Honorary Professor, T.C. Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland, Australia

Degrees:B.A. (Toronto), LL.B. (York), LL.M. (London), Ph.D. (York)
Phone:613-520-2600 x. 8201
Office:D489 Loeb Building

Current research

  • Political trials and the administration of national security measures in Canadian history
  • Utilitarianism, 19th century criminal law reform and codification
  • Comparative study of rule of law issues and 19th century British colonial and post colonial governance

Teaching interests

  • history
  • criminal and constitutional law
  • legal, political and social theory

Selected publications

Recent Books:

Canadian State Trials Volume Five: World War, Cold War, and Challenges to Sovereignty, 1939-1990 (co-edited with Susan Binnie and Eric Tucker) Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2022 (530 pages).

Canadian State Trials Volume Four: Security, Dissent and the Limits of Toleration in War and Peace, 1914-1939 (co-edited with Eric Tucker and Susan Binnie) Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015

Codification, Macaulay and the Indian Penal Code: The Legacies and Modern Challenges of Criminal Law Reform (co-edited with Wing-Cheong Chan and Stanley Yeo) Ashgate UK, 2011

Looking at Law: Canada’s Legal System 6th. ed. (co-authored with P.J. Fitzgerald and Vincent Kazmierski) Toronto: LexisNexis-Butterworths, 2010

(see CV link or Law.UQ link above for a full list of publications)