LL.B. (Western University) 1981, M.A. (McMaster) 1983, Ph.D. (Oxford) 1989, called to the Bar of Ontario in 1984.
Western University "Faculty Scholar 2008"
A faculty member at Western since 1988, Professor Kostal teaches Legal History and Torts. Professor Kostal's research interests are focused in the field of modern Anglo-American legal history. He is the author of Law and English Railway Capitalism 1825-1875 (Oxford University Press, 1994), A Jurisprudence of Power: Victorian Empire and the Rule of Law (Oxford University Press, 2005), and a number of published writings in Legal History and Tort Law.
Prof. Rande Kostal is currently writing a book entitled Laying Down the Law: The United States and the Legal Reconstruction of Germany and Japan which will be published by Harvard University Press.
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Kostal, R. 2005. "A Jurisprudence of Power: Victorian Empire and the Rule of Law."
(Oxford University Press, 2005)
Kostal, R. 2000. "A Jurisprudence of Power: Martial Law and the Ceylon Controversy." Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 28 (1): 1 - 34.
Kostal, R. 1999. "Conservative Insurrection: Great Strikes and Deep Law in Cleveland and London, 1898 - 1899." Essays in the History of Canadian Law, Vol VIII. G.B. Baker, and J. Phillips. Toronto, ON: Osgoode/University of Toronto. 281 - 334.
Kostal, R. 1999. "Rebels in the Dock: The Prosecution of the Dublin Fenians, 1865 - 66." Eire-Ireland: Journal of Irish Studies 34 (2): 70 - 96.
Kostal, R.W. 1997. "Law and English Railway Capitalism" 1825 - 1875. Revised paperback ed. Oxford: OUP Clarendon Oxford. 417 pp.