As an associate professor of history at University of British Columbia in 2004, Swainger was the co-editor of People and Place: Historical Influences on Legal Culture with Constance Backhouse (UBC Press) and author of The Canadian Department of Justice and the Completion of Confederation, 1867-78. With Louis Knafla he co-edited Laws and Societies in the Canadian Prairie West, 1670-1940 (UBC Press, 2005).

[BCBW 2005] "Law"