A companion piece to my recent post on the various sites under consideration: the Law Society of Upper Canada has approved Lakehead University in Thunder Bay as a site for a new law school, Ontario’s seventh. The Toronto Star editorial points out that:
[b]efore it can be launched, the Lakehead law school still needs to win approval from the Federation of Law Societies of Canada and from the provincial ministry of colleges and universities.
It also suggests that there is already a sufficiency of lawyer-producing ventures in the province and in a stupid comparison tells its readers that we have 30 times the number of lawyers that Japan has, per capita. Yeah, but our trains are way slower.
[hat tip: Wise Law Blog]