The Use of Academic Writing in Appellate Judicial Decision-Making
Canadian Business Law Journal, Vol. 50, pp. 550-571, 2011
22 Pages Posted: 30 Sep 2011
Date Written: August 1, 2010
In this article, the authors examine the use of academic writing by Canadian appellate courts. Part II explores the partnership between the judiciary and academia with reference to different legal traditions, especially the common law-civil law dichotomy and the realm of international law. Part III considers four purposes for which scholarly writing has been used in Canadian appellate decisions, with illustrations drawn from the Supreme Court of Canada and recent decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Keywords: comparative law, appellate courts, jurisprudence, legal scholarship, common law, civil law, Canadian Law, Public International Law
JEL Classification: K30, K33, K39
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