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(i)             Pierson v. Post

  1. Book

Pierson v. Post, The Hunt for the Fox: Law and Professionalization in American Legal Culture (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018)

For reviews, see Kunal Parker, “The Hunt as History and As Game,” The Journal of Things We Like (Lots) (JOTWELL) (9 December 2019), Lisa Austin, Philip Girard, and Jennifer Nadler in 70 University of Toronto Law Journal (2020): 376-393, and Jessica Eisen, "Of Linchpins and Bedrock: Hope, Despair and Pragmatism in Animal Law," 72:4 University of Toronto Law Journal (2022): 468-89

For interviews go to Claudia Hirtenfelder for The Animal Turn podcast, Season 1 “Animals and the Law,” Episode 3 “First Possession” (6 April 2020), Interview at the Brooks Institute for Animal Rights, Law & Policy, Animal Legal and Policy Studies Summit, Stanford Inn, Mendocino CA (10 May 2019), and Camille Labchuk, Executive Director of Animal Justice, Episode 23, Paw and Order Podcast, “Angela Fernandez on Fox Hunting, Property, and Pierson v. Post (11 December 2018)

To access primary materials, see “What does the Fox say? Prof. Angela Fernandez makes accessible the original judgment roll in famous property law case Pierson v. Post” (3 May 2017) (temporary exhibit) and Pierson v. Post Judgment Roll” (permanent repository)

  1. Forum/Focus Feature

“Fuzzy Rules & Clear Enough Standards: The Uses and Abuses of Pierson v. Post in “Focus Feature: Foxes, Seals, Whales and the Rule of Capture: Animals in the Law and Legal History,” 63 University of Toronto Law Journal (2013): 97-125

“The Lost Record of Pierson v. Post, the Famous Fox Case,” 27 Law and History Review (2009): 149-79 in “Forum. Pierson v. Post: Capturing New Facts about the Fox,” 27 Law & History Review (2009): 145-94

  1. Articles

Pierson v. Post: A Great Debate, James Kent, and the Project of Building a Learned Law for New York State,” 34:2 Law and Social Inquiry (2009): 301-36

  1. Chapters in Edited Collections

"Anthropomorphizing Animals: Foxhunting Stories and the Nature Faker Controversy," forthcoming in Animals and Society

Pierson v. Post, Justice Angela Fernandez, Dissenting” in Eloisa C. Rodriguez-Dod and Elena Maria Marty-Nelson eds., Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Property Opinions (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022), 98-118

“Fox-Hunting in North America, in Perspective” in Ross E. Davies ed., Regulation and Imagination: Legal and Literary Perspectives on Fox-Hunting, featuring the autograph manuscript of Arthur Conan Doyle’s "The King of the Foxes" (Washington, D.C.: Green Bag Press, 2021), 49-71

(ii)           The Frederick Gerring

  1. Book

The Frederick Gerring, Canada’s Twenty-First Century Pierson v. Post (to be co-authored with Bradley Miller, under contract with the University of British Columbia Press in the UBC Landmark Cases in Canadian Law series)

  1. Chapters in Edited Collections

“The Case of the Frederick Gerring Jr.: Fish, Colony, and Nation” in Ian C. Pilarczyk, Angela Fernandez and Brian Young eds., Law, Life, and the Teaching of Legal History: Essays in Honour of G. Blaine Baker (Montreal; Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2022), 149-91

“The Textbook Edition of Kent’s Commentaries used in the Gerring in Lyndsay Campbell, Ted McCoy, and Mélanie Méthot eds., Canada’s Legal Pasts: Looking Forward, Looking Back (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2020), 83-100

(iii)          Animal Law

  1. Video with Paper

Brooks U – Animal Law Fundamentals – “Animals as Property, Quasi-Property or Quasi-Person”

  1. Articles

“Not Quite Property, Not Quite Persons: A ‘Quasi’ Approach for Nonhuman Animals,” 5 Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law (2019): 155-232

“Legal History and Rights for Nonhuman Animals: An Interview with Steven M. Wise,” 41 Dalhousie Law Journal (2019): 197-218

  1. Chapters in Edited Collections

“Historical Perspectives on Animal Law: Three Waves” in Anne Peters, Kristen Stilt and Saskia Stucki eds., Handbook on Global Animal Law (forthcoming Oxford University Press)

“Animals as Quasi-Property/Persons” in Andrew Linzey & Clair Linzey eds., Animal Ethics and Animal Law (New York Palgrave Macmillan, 2023), 129-41

“Fish Farms in Canada: Where is the Law? in James Gacek & Richard Jochelson eds., Green Criminology and the Law (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022), 113-45

“Already Artificial: Legal Personality and Animal Rights” in Jody Greene & Sharif Youssef eds., Human Rights after Corporate Personhood: An Uneasy Merger? (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2020), 211-58

  1. Reviews/Review Essays

“Exemplary Legal Writing 2022, Books, Four Recommendations,” Reviews of Lori Gruen & Justin Marceau eds., Carceral Logics: Human Incarceration and Animal Captivity (Cambridge University Press 2022), Alice Crary & Lori Gruen, Animal Crisis: A New Critical Theory (Polity Press 2022), Jeff Sebo, Saving Animals, Saving Ourselves: Why Animals Matter for Pandemics, Climate Change, and Other Catastrophes (Oxford University Press 2022), and Jo-Anne McArthur & Keith Wilson, Hidden: Animals in the Anthropocene (We Animals Media, 2020) Green Bag Almanac & Reader (2023): 56-64

“Eating that is not Self-Defeating,” Review of Josh Milburn, Just Fodder: The Ethics of Feeding Animals (McGill-Queen’s University Press 2022) 26 Green Bag 2d (2023): 161-173

“Genuine Concern for Animals in England’s Nineteenth-Century Animal Protection Movement: The Case Against Reductionist Interpretations” Review Article on Diana Donald, Women Against Cruelty: Protection of Animals in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020) 41:1 Law and History Review (2023): 217-24

“Environmental Law, Standing, and the History of Sierra Club v. Morton,” Review of Daniel P. Selmi, Dawn at Mineral King Valley: The Sierra Club, the Disney Company, and the Rise of Environmental Law (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2022) Journal of Things We Like (Lots) (2 March 2023)

“The “Bundle” or ‘Cluster’ Theory of Legal Personhood in its Active and Passive ‘Incidents’: What Might it Mean for Nonhuman Animals?” Review Article on Visa A.J. Kurki, A Theory of Legal Personhood (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019) (forthcoming in the Journal of Animal Ethics)

Review of Justin Marceau, Beyond Cages: Animal Law and Criminal Punishment (Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2019) 12 Journal of Animal Ethics (2022): 114-17

“Henry Bergh, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and the Horse,” Review of Ernest Freeberg, A Traitor to His Species: Henry Bergh and the Birth of the Animal Rights Movement (New York: Basic Books, 2020) Journal of Things We Like (Lots) (21 February 2022)

Review of Maneesha Deckha, Animals as Legal Beings: Contesting Anthropocentric Legal Orders (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2021) 31:3 Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal (24 September 2021)

(iv)           “Internal” Legal History

  1. Books

Ian C. Pilarcyzk, Angela Fernandez, and Brian Young eds., Law, Life, and the Teaching of Legal History: Essays in Honour of G. Blaine Baker (Montreal; Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2022)

** Reviewed by Katarina Daniels in 48:1 Canadian Law Library Review (2023): 22-23

Angela Fernandez and Markus D. Dubber eds., Law Books in Action: Essays on the Anglo-American Legal Treatise (Oxford; Portland, Oregon: Hart Publishing, 2012)

  1. Articles

“American Treatise Writers and the Nineteenth-Century Debate on Marriage to a Deceased Wife’s Sister in Transatlantic Context,” 59 American Journal of Legal History (2019): 324-57

The Ancient and Honorable Court of Dover: Serious Mock, Solemn Foolery, and Sporting Wit in Nineteenth-Century New York State,” 2012 Australian & New Zealand Law & History E-Journal, Refereed Paper No 7, 194-239

“An Object Lesson in Speculation: Multiple Views of the Cathedral in Leaf v. International Galleries,” 58 University of Toronto Law Journal (4: 2008): 481-519

“Copying and Copyright Issues at the Litchfield Law School,” 47:2 Connecticut History (Fall 2008): 219-36

“Record-Keeping and Other Troublemaking: Thomas Lechford and Law Reform in Colonial Massachusetts,” 23 Law and History Review (2005): 235-77

“Albert Mayrand’s Private Law Library: An Investigation of the Person, the Law of Persons, and ‘Legal Personality’ in a Collection of Law Books,” 53 University of Toronto Law Journal (2003): 37-64

  1. Chapters in Edited Collections

“Blaine Baker, A Butterfly” in Ian C. Pilarczyk, Angela Fernandez and Brian Young eds., Law, Life, and the Teaching of Legal History: Essays in Honour of G. Blaine Baker (Montreal; Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2022), 36-48

“Legal History as the History of Legal Texts” in Markus D. Dubber & Christopher Tomlins eds., Oxford Handbook of Legal History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018), 243-61

“Tapping Reeve, Nathan Dane, and James Kent: Three Fading Federalists on Marital Unity” in Tim Stretton and Krista J. Kesselring eds., Married Women and the Law: Coverture in England and the Common Law World (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013), 192-216

“Putting the Legal Treatise in its Place” (co-authored with Markus D. Dubber) Introduction to Angela Fernandez & Markus D. Dubber eds., Law Books in Action: Essays on the Anglo-American Legal Treatise (Oxford; Portland Oregon: Hart Publishing, 2012), 1-21

“Tapping Reeve, Coverture, and America’s First Legal Treatise” in Angela Fernandez & Markus D. Dubber eds., Law Books in Action: Essays on the Anglo-American Legal Treatise (Oxford; Portland, Oregon: Hart Publishing, 2012), 63-81

“Bertha Wilson’s Practice Years (1958-1975): Establishing a Research Practice and Founding a Research Department in Canada” (co-authored with Beatrice Tice) in Kimberly Brooks ed., One Woman’s Difference: The Contributions of Justice Bertha Wilson (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2009), 15-38

“Polling and Popular Culture (News, Television, and Film): Limitations of the Use of Opinion Polls in Assessing the Public Image of Lawyers” in In the Public Interest: The Report and Research Papers of the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Task Force on the Rule of Law and the Independence of the Bar (Toronto: Law Society of Upper Canada; Irwin Law, 2007), 209-31

(v)            Reviews & Review Articles

“Future(s) of American Legal History” Review Article on Christopher Tomlins, Freedom Bound: Law, Labor, and Civic Identity in Colonizing English America, 1580-1865 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010) and Laura F. Edwards, The People and Their Peace: Legal Culture and the Transformation of Inequality in the Post-Revolutionary South (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009) 62 University of Toronto Law Journal (2012): 439-52

Book Review of Blackstone in America: Selected Essays of Kathryn Preyer, Mary Sarah Bilder, Maeva Marcus & R. Kent Newmyer eds. (Cambridge, Mass.: Cambridge University Press, 2009) 61 University of Toronto Law Journal (2011): 536-39

Book Review of Constance Backhouse & Nancy L. Backhouse, The Heiress vs the Establishment: Mrs. Campbell’s Campaign for Legal Justice (Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, UBC Press, 2004) 75:1 University of Toronto Quarterly “Letters in Canada 2004” (Winter 2005/2006): 327-29

(vi)          “Legal History, JOTWELL” (The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)) Reviews (2011-2021)

A New and Challenging History of Nat Turner and His Rebellion,” Review of  Christopher Tomlins, In the Matter of Nat Turner: A Speculative History (New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2020) (2 April 2021)

The Motion of the Ship and the Sea: Oceans as Method in Colonial Legal History,” Review of Renisa Mawani, Across Oceans of Law: The Komagata Maru and Jurisdiction in the Time of Empire (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2018) (16 January 2020)

The Marriage Crisis and its Many Backlashes in Twentieth-Century America,” Review of William Kuby, Conjugal Misconduct Defying Marriage Law in the Twentieth-Century United States (Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018) (31 January 2019)

Literary Play at the Inns of Court and Early Modern Legal Professionalization,” Review of Jessica Winston, Lawyers at Play: Literature, Law, and Politics at the Early Modern Inns of Court, 1558-1581 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016) (31 May 31 2018)

“‘Coke-Upon-Littleton of the Fist’: Law, Custom, and Complications,” Review of Robert Deal, The Law of the Whale Hunt: Dispute Resolution, Property Law, and American Whalers, 1780-1880 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016) (1 May 2017)

Law and Literature for Legal Historians,” Review of Greig Henderson, Creating Legal Worlds: Story and Style in a Culture of Argument (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015) (22 March 2016)

Forget About Noah’s Ark,” Review of Irus Braverman, Zooland: The Institution of Captivity (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2013) (4 March 2014)

Aggression v. Atrocity in the History of International Law: From the Tokyo Trial to the Vietnam War,” Review of Samuel Moyn, “From Antiwar Politics to Antitorture Politics” (6 February 2012)

Feminized not Feminist Justice at the Toronto Women’s Court,” Review of Amanda Glasbeek, Feminized Justice: The Toronto Women's Court 1913-1934 (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2009) (31 March 2011)

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