Nobody said starting a new law school would be easy.
Lakehead University plans on opening the first new law school in Ontario in over 40 years in September 2013. The school stylizes itself as the law school “in the North for the North,” and will focus on pressing issues in rural Ontario, including:
- aboriginal law and understanding of aboriginal issues
- the needs of small practitioners
- natural resources law, such as mining rights and employment standards
Development of this specialized curriculum has sparked controversy, before it has even started. The conflict started when the university Senate replaced a mandatory 1st-year full . . . [more]