Dr. Lyndsay Campbell, PhD
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Ph.D. Jurisprudence and Social Policy, Univ. of Calif. - Berkeley, 2008
Master of Law(s) University of British Columbia, 1999
J.D. University of British Columbia, 1995
M.A. English Literature, University of Toronto, 1991
B.A. English Literature, University of British Columbia, 1990
Lyndsay grew up in Calgary but spent most of her post-secondary educational career on the west coast, in British Columbia and California. She practised briefly with McCarthy Tétrault in Vancouver and independently, in connection with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal. She clerked for justices L.G. Finch and J.D. Lambert at the British Columbia Court of Appeal.
Lyndsay is cross-appointed between the Faculty of Law and the Department of History in the Faculty of Arts, where she teaches courses in Canadian and American history and also in the undergraduate Law and Society program. In Law, she has tended to teach courses on Canadian legal history and on legal theory and methodology.
Lyndsay is a non-practising member of the British Columbia Bar.
Lyndsay is a former president of the Canadian Law and Society Association and a long-time, active member of the American Society for Legal History.
Lyndsay's research interests include Canadian and American legal history, the regulation of expression, the interaction between extralegal and legal regulatory strategies, comparisons between Canadian and American approaches to law, and nineteenth-century Canadian constitutionalism.
Lyndsay’s monograph, Truth and Privilege: Libel Law in Massachusetts and Nova Scotia, 1820-1840, was published by Cambridge University Press in early 2022 and is the first ever joint imprint of the Osgoode Society for Canadian History and the American Society for Legal History’s Studies in Legal History series. Canada’s Legal Pasts: Looking Forward, Looking Back, a collection Lyndsay co-edited with Ted McCoy and Mélanie Méthot, was published in May 2020 with the University of Calgary Press and is available in open access format. Several years ago, Lyndsay collaborated with Professor Tony Freyer of the University of Alabama on a co-authored and co-edited collection that explored law’s relation to race in the U.S.-Canadian borderlands in the mid-nineteenth century. Lyndsay is currently working with Shaunnagh Dorsett of the University of Technology Sydney on an edited collection exploring the operation of law within and among empires.
Articles on aspects of Canadian constitutional history have appeared in the Law & History Review and the International Journal of the Legal Profession, and an essay on libel law and the professionalization of medicine in Alberta was published in law&history. Articles related to libel law and to the treatment of race in Canadian law have appeared in the Canadian Journal of Law and Society, the Dalhousie Law Journal, and the Queen's Law Journal. An essay on the 1917 War-Time Elections Act and Canadian women’s first appearance at the federal polls is forthcoming in a volume being edited by Joan Sangster and Lori Chambers. An article on the first “abolition riot” appears in the New England Quarterly. Lyndsay is currently exploring parliamentary privilege and its position in Canadian constitutional history and is also working on a libel case brought by R.B. Bennett in Calgary in 1916.
Lyndsay particularly welcomes inquiries from those interested in pursuing graduate studies in Canadian, British and American legal history.
Areas of Research
|Course number||Course title||Semester|
|LWSO 413||Liberalism||Fall 2022|
- Fellow, Constitutional Law and History Program, Institute for Legal Research, University of California, Berkeley. 2008
- William Nelson Cromwell Fellowship in Legal History, 2007
- Dean's Normative Time Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley. 2004
- Regents Intern Fellowship, 2001
- Osgoode Society Legal History Prize, 1998
- SSHRC doctoral fellowship, 1997
- Lyndsay Campbell. 94(1) New England Quarterly. 7-46. (2021)
- Lyndsay Campbell. 15(1) Canadian Journal of Law and Society. 187-220. (2000)
- Lyndsay Campbell and Heidi Exner. 6(1) law&history. 115-142. (2019)
- Lyndsay Campbell. 24(1) International Journal of the Legal Profession. 39-45. (2017)
- Lyndsay Campbell. 44(2) Acadiensis. 149-160. (2015)
- Lyndsay Campbell. 33(1) Law and History Review. 41-91. (2015)
- Lyndsay Campbell. 28(3) Canadian Journal of Law & Society. 369-386. (2012)
- Lyndsay Campbell. 37(2) Queen’s Law Journal. 477-522. (2012)
- Lyndsay Campbell. 29(1) Dalhousie Law Journal. 79-116. (2006)
- Lyndsay Campbell. In Joan Sangster and Lori Chambers, eds., Women's History and the Law (forthcoming). (2022)
- Lyndsay Campbell. Cambridge University Press for the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History and the Studies in Legal History series of the American Society for Legal History (forthcoming). (2022)
- Lyndsay Campbell; Ted McCoy; Melanie Methot. University of Calgary Press. (2020)
- Lyndsay Campbell. In Angela Fernandez and Markus Dubber, eds., Law Books in Action: Essays on the Anglo-American Legal Treatise. 165-180. (2012)
- Tony Freyer; Lyndsay Campbell. Carolina Academic Press. (2011)
- Lyndsay Campbell . In Hamar Foster, Benjamin L. Berger, and A. R. Buck, eds., The Grand Experiment: Law & Legal Culture in British Settler Societies. 196-207. (2008)
- Annual meeting of the Law and Society Association. (2022)
- Legal Histories of Empires Conference . (2022)
- Lyndsay Campbell . Annual meeting of the Law and Society Association. (2020)
- Lyndsay Campbell . British Legal History conference. (2019)
- Lyndsay Campbell . Annual meeting of the Canadian Historical Association. (2019)
- Lyndsay Campbell. Annual meeting of the Canadian Law and Society Association. (2019)
- Lyndsay Campbell. Family and Justice in the Archives conference (Concordia University). (2019)
- Lyndsay Campbell. Midwinter meeting of the Canadian Law and Society Association. (2019)
- Lyndsay Campbell and Heidi Exner. Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand annual conference. (2018)
- Lyndsay Campbell and Heidi Exner. Australia New Zealand Law and History Society annual conference. (2018)
- Lyndsay Campbell. Legal History and Empires: Perspectives from the Colonized conference. (2018)
- Lyndsay Campbell. Technologies of Justice conference. (2018)
- Lyndsay Campbell. Canada’s Legal Past: Future Directions in Canadian Legal History conference. (2017)
- Lyndsay Campbell. Joint annual meetings of the Canadian Law and Society Association and the Law and Society Association. (2017)
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