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Congratulations to Lakehead University on Law School Progress


February 16 , 2011 – Mayor Keith Hobbs congratulates Lakehead University on taking another step toward making its dream of a Northern Ontario law school a reality with the recent approval of its law degree curriculum by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.

“This is fantastic news for Lakehead University, as well as our community, and will help increase access to justice in the entire region,” said Mayor Hobbs.

"We look forward to being home to Ontario’s first new law program in more than 42 years.”

The Mayor went on to say that major new programs such as a law school add to the profile of the university and the community as a whole.

Lakehead University still requires the approval of Ontario’s Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities before its law degree program can be implemented.

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Contact:   Mayor Keith Hobbs, 625-3601