Friday, May 17, 2013

The Future of Legal Education in Canada - Wine and Cheese with Bruce Feldthusen - Ottawa Couchiching Roundtable - May 27, 2013

The Future of Legal Education in Canada

With Dean Bruce Feldthusen
Dean Bruce Feldthusen of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law (Common Law) will speak about “The Future of Legal Education in Canada”. This comes at crucial time, when enrolments in American law schools are sharply down due to decreased demand for graduates. Opportunities for new graduates in Canada are decreasing, and many competent graduates cannot even find articling positions. Yet, we are seeing the creation of new law schools in Canada. There are many challenges and opportunities ahead for legal education in Canada. Dean Feldthusen has kindly agreed to talk about these issues, as he retires from the deanship of one of Canada’s leading law schools.

About Dean Bruce Feldthusen

Dean Bruce Feldthusen of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, has served as Dean of the Common Law Section since 2000, with a brief interruption to serve as Vice-President, University Relations in 2007 – 2008.
Dean Feldthusen was the research director for the Ontario Law Reform Commission’s 1989 study on Exemplary Damages, which has been cited with approval and adopted in many common law jurisdictions in Canada and abroad. He has also written in the area of equality theory, and human rights law. His article "Civil Liability for Sexual Assault in Aboriginal Residential Schools: The Baker Did It" won the 2006-08 Canadian Journal of Law and Society Article Prize.

Time & Location

Monday May 27, 2013 7:00–9:00 p.m
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP Board Room
2600–160 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 1C3
(get directions) 

Fee & Registration

$35 + HST, $20 + HST for students. Wine and hors d’œuvres will be served.
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