Ontario Law Society approves report on Canadian Common Law Degree

Federation’s report on Canadian Common Law Degree approved –
Convocation approved the final report of the Federation Task Force on the Canadian Common Law Degree

The Federation’s final report recommends that law societies in common law jurisdictions establish a uniform educational requirement for entry to their bar admission programs or licensing processes. The requirement is expressed in terms of competencies in basic skills, awareness of appropriate ethical values and core legal knowledge that law students are expected to acquire during law school. The final report also sets out certain institutional requirements, such as prerequisites for entry and length of program, that law schools are expected to meet.

The Law Society will recommend to the Federation that the committee responsible for implementation include appropriate representation from Canadian law schools, and that law societies have an opportunity to approve the implementation committee’s recommendations. Full report.

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