Vol 35-2: Nov/Dec 2010 - LawNow Magazine

Vol 35-2: Nov/Dec 2010


Table of Contents

Feature: Homelessness

Special Report: The History of Law




Featured Articles: Homelessness

It is hard for most of us to imagine what it must be like to have no home.

The View From the Street

The homeless are everywhere among us. And homelessness is often only the beginning: it leads to many other legal and social problems.

Homelessness and Legislation in Canada

Sometimes the law does not assist the homeless: it further victimizes them.

Homelessness and Special Events: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Are there times when it is convenient for society to have the homeless disappear?

Can the Homeless Camp in Public Parks?

The homeless clashed with the City of Victoria B.C. over the use of public parks. The result might be seen as a victory for the homeless but it did not solve the problem.



Special Report: The History of the Law

A Whirlwind Tour of the World’s Great Legal Systems!

Man has been creating law and legal systems for centuries. Here is an overview of some of these constructions.

Roman Civil Law: Part 1

One of the great legal systems of the world was Roman Civil Law. It was one of the great achievements of the ancient world.

Roman Civil Law: Part 2

Rome’s civil law evolved into a common law that served the whole of the then-civilized world. Many of the concepts of Roman Civil Law are still in use around the world.




We often seek protection from street youth — we rarely seek protection for them.



Not-For-Profit Law

CRA Issues Welcome Guidance on Foreign Activities

Human Rights Law

Justice Received After Nineteen Years Delay in Walsh Case: What’s to blame?

Aboriginal Law

Is the Administration of Justice in B.C. in Disrepute?

Family Law

New View of an Old Problem – Parental Alienation Syndrome Reconsidered










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