September 9, 2020
Noel Courage and Sari Graben coauthored an article "Evolution of law schools: What practising lawyers should know", published by The Lawyer's Daily. Sari Graben is associate dean, Ryerson Faculty of Law.
There are a lot of interesting initiatives happening at law schools. If you have been too busy practising to pay close attention, this article will get you back up to speed and give you some insights into how it might affect you.
New law schools are coming on stream
After decades without a new law school in Canada, three new law schools opened in the last 10 years. Many lawyers are only vaguely aware that Thompson Rivers, Lakehead and Ryerson all started new programs. Memorial is making plans to do the same.
The reason lawyers generally care about these changes is that new schools add more lawyers to the market, which can mean more competition for market share. Whether the relative increase in the number of lawyers already trained by current law schools and trained abroad is economically significant depends on practice area and geography.
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This article was first published by The Lawyer's Daily on September 3, 2020.