The Osgoode Hall Law School Library maintains the Barbara C. Scott Fiction Collection, a modest collection of “legal fiction” – viz, book written by or about lawyers, the process and the practice of law. It includes both crime novels, mysteries, police procedurals, true crime, and literary classics such as Dickens’s Bleak House. The collection was made possible through a generous donation of legal fiction by Osgoode Professor Craig Scott, and was named the Barbara C. Scott Legal Fiction Collection in honour of his mother.
The collection is intended for students’ leisure time and not for serious academic analysis (though many titles are taken from various “law and literature” courses); consequently, only students and faculty of Osgoode Hall Law School may borrow items from the collection.
The collection is located in the Harris-Taylor Family Reading Room in the Upper Library.