- December 12, 2013 - 22:40
More lawyers? Don't think so! I vote less lawyers, less politicians and less people that want everything for nothing. Does anyone else see self-destruction in the future?
- Michael Laurie
- December 12, 2013 - 21:25
As a retired lawyer and UBC graduate, I am delighted that this report speaks highly of creating a law school at MUN added costs notwithstanding. Everything one does of value is directly proportionate tin expense to its worth. BC has two schools and had the one been at UVic when I finished my undergraduate studies there, it is unlikely I would have experienced instruction in the old tar-papered shacks erected after WW II at UBC of its Point Grey campus in Vancouver. After I graduated at UBC there have been two law schools built. Law firms and private donations raised thousands of dollars for its new law building last year and the same might be done for a new building for law at MUN. The results of having such a school will be amazin g and beyond gratuitous clinics generally to the needy. LW touches every aspect of life and our province is no longer the economic runt of Canada and it deserves the prestige for MUN only a law school can supply. Thank you! Slan agus biennacht,, no chaide Michael J, Laurie. Retired Barrister and Solicitor Strathlaurie House, 48 Main Street, Wabana, Bell Island. NL AOA 1H0 Tel (709) 488-3818
- Another Bayman
- December 12, 2013 - 19:45
We need more doctors, not more lawyers. How about doubling the number of students accepted into medical school?
- Ryan J A Murphy
- December 12, 2013 - 15:43
I still think we should think about alternative expenditures for the $25m+ first! http://www.thetelegram.com/Opinion/Letter%20to%20the%20editor/2013-09-18/article-3393947/A-law-school-isnt-our-only-option/1
- Guy Incognito
- December 12, 2013 - 15:27
"Law touches every aspect of our lives" Unfortunately this is true. Lawyers have inserted themselves everywhere. From buying a house to the ambulance chasers looking for personal injury clients and class action lawsuits. They don't deal in justice, their job is to work the system for their clients. Better call Ches!!
- December 12, 2013 - 15:21
This is one of the most ridiculous reports I've ever heard of. How can you call a report written by "a committee from the university" an expansive feasibility study? It's just a self-serving report written by a special interest group in the university and the legal community, which wants to build another empire at taxpayers' expense. A report which doesn't include costs a deciding factor is simply not a feasibility study. A report such as this just proves how irrelevant the university is. Surely we're not stupid enough to swallow this baloney.
- December 12, 2013 - 14:51
A study conducted by "a committee from the university" is in favor of a law school. Just imagine! I'm guessing that a study conducted by the people who must pay for it would come to an entirely different conclusion.
- December 12, 2013 - 14:42
It will only lead to make the oversupply situation in legal profession worse. Right now, new lawyers are making $ 40 K. They will start making minimum wages pretty soon because of supply and demand situation. Some vested interest will, of course, profit hence the positive verdict.
- Guy Incognito
- December 12, 2013 - 16:17
Is that why a lot of lawyers are trolling the dregs of society for work?? Full of litigation by trolling the personal injury pool and drumming up class action lawsuits. Representing the professional defendant.
- December 12, 2013 - 14:28
I would have thought we have more than enough Lawyers here already. !. God help us.!
- December 12, 2013 - 14:24
Based on the number of law graduates entering and graduating from mainland universities, and then the number of these new lawyers seeking but not finding positions, I have a hard time believing that MUN needs to contribute to that worrisome picture and not at a minimal cost. I am not encouraged by this report.