File consists of oral history records documenting the life and career of Allen Linden (b. 1934), a Justice of the Federal Court of Canada, Appeal Division, who wrote a Canadian text on torts. This interview concerns his textbook, and legal publishing in general. Topics include: Linden's reasons for writing a Canadian text on torts; personal background; first book on torts in Canada; publisher, Butterworths; academics or practitioners as authors; function of a text and casebook; 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th editions; method of writing. Interview conducted by Christine J.N. Kates. File includes two audio cassette recordings, a transcript (71 p.), and a copy of a release form.
Interview was conducted as part of the Canadian Legal Text Authors Project.
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C 81-2 Osgoode Society Oral History Programme - Topical Programme interview files
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