Lakehead University has approved a law school in principal, and has sent proposals to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and the Law Society of Upper Canada; the proposal details a small school, with 30 students to start class in 2008.
The story is in Thunder Bay's Chronicle Journal.
Ontario already has six law schools, but none up north — though it sometimes feels that Osgoode Hall Law School's Downsview location is in the small latitudes. LU Law would focus on aboriginal issues and offer a work/study program. There are lots of interesting questions about this proposal, just one of which is whether and how they'd attempt to keep grads up north, against the pull of big city bucks.