Fonds F0322 - Dennis Charles Hefferon fonds

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Dennis Charles Hefferon fonds

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1.3 m of textual records

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Dennis Charles Hefferon (1933- ) taught at the Osgoode Hall Law School and was active in the affiliation agreement that saw the school relocate on the York University campus in 1968. In 1970 he also began teaching in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York. He left the University in 1988. In addition to his teaching activity, Hefferon was interested in planning issues and has supplied legal advice to the City of Toronto on questions involving development. He was a member of the Metropolitan Toronto Planning Board. Hefferon was the legal counsel to the Province of Manitoba on question involving development and planning. He has also served the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian Association of Law Teachers, where he has developed ideas on the teaching of law in Canada. In addition, Hefferon has written several articles and co-authored works including, 'Cases and material on Property Law', 'Cases and materials on real estate transactions' (1976-1977), 'Cases and materials on land use planning' (1976-1977), and others.

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The fonds consists of material of Dennis Charles Hefferon relating to the Law Society of Upper Canada's Special Committee on Legal Education, which includes briefs from teachers, students and practitioners, background research materials, minutes of meetings, correspondence, and a draft copy of the final report, 1970-1972. There is also material from the Osgoode Law School Faculty Council, including agendas (1959-1966) and minutes (1964-1971), memoranda, the Dean's Annual Report (1962-1966) and reports of committees. The fonds includes records of; the Academic Policy Committee, including curriculum evaluations; the Admissions Committee; the Constitutional Committee; the Committee on Faculty Administration; the Special Committee on Future Enrolment; and the Special Committee on Organization and Function of the Faculty Council.

There are also papers relating to the affiliation of Osgoode with York University, including reports on the affiliation, building plans, committee reports, statements on programme, enrolment and facility requirements of the Law School, and related material.

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Donated by Prof. Hefferon in 1976.


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  • English

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See Osgoode Hall Law School fonds (F0014), for related material.

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The fonds comprises the following accession: 1976-018. No further accruals are expected.

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2002/04/04 Jizi Chen:. Word Perfect (Creation)
2002/04/04 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/04/29 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid. Updated wording in accruals, restrictions on access, related material.
2013/08/29 Dubeau. Added link for accession 1976-018. Included source of immediate acquisition.
2013/08/29 Dubeau. Corrected future accruals note.
2014/07/22 Migrated to AtoM.
2023/03/17 KCP. Post-migration metadata clean-up. Published description and generated finding aid.

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