Ryerson’s law school proposal headed to ministry

August 23, 2018

Ryerson University has submitted a proposal to the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities seeking approval for its new law school. Anver Saloojee, Dean of Record for the law school, explained that the university expects to hear whether or not the program has been approved and received provincial funding in six to nine months. “Their approach to law will be cutting edge,” said Hamoody Hassan, a trial lawyer who expressed support for the new law school at Ryerson. The Federation of Law Societies of Canada reportedly raised concerns related to the proposed faculty complement, the law school budget, and the plan to use existing building space for the school. Peter Wardle, chairman of the law society’s Professional Development & Competence Committee, added that these concerns are “routine and not something for us to be alarmed about.” Law Times News