Wednesday, September 29, 2010

History of Canadian Law Schools

The Lawyers Weekly is running, in three parts, "Apprenticeship to Academe: The History of Law Schools in Canada." The first installment commences:
While Canadian legal education has undergone profound change over the past two centuries, the debate continues over whether learning the practice of law is best suited within the halls of academia or at firms in a professional or vocational context.

“There has often been a drift between the profession and the academy where each has not been as respectful of what the other is doing — but they need to go together in combination,” says Brent Cotter, who recently stepped down as dean of the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) in Saskatoon.