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Lakehead closer to opening law faculty

Law society approves, provincial consent pending

Lakehead University is one step closer to opening a law faculty, after the Law Society of Upper Canada gave its stamp of approval last month. The unanimous decision follows approval of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada earlier this year. President Brian Stevenson said that the latest recognition is “the final external vote of confidence we needed.” The university’s senate will be asked to approve the creation of a law faculty, and law degree program on Friday, but Lakehead still has to gain consent and funding from the provincial government.

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