Retired law prof calls legal education in Canada "corrupt beyond repair"

June 4, 2010

In a paper published last fall in the journal Interchange, retired University of Western Ontario law professor Robert Martin compares Canadian law faculties to "psychotic kindergartens" populated by "a horde of illiterate, ignorant cretins." In his article, Martin singles out the University of Toronto's law faculty, which, in deregulating tuition, "pattern(ed) itself after a Wal-Mart outlet." The retired prof's solution is to close every law school, offer the buildings to the homeless, and use law textbooks as kindling. Academics contacted by Maclean's declined to comment on Martin's paper, suggesting that to do so would give it a veneer of credibility. Maclean's OnCampus | Read the article