(Posted on August 22, 2011)
The Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s Common Law Degree Implementation Committee (the “Committee”) submitted its final report to the Council of the Federation in August 2011. In accordance with its mandate, the Committee has developed a proposal to implement the common law degree national requirement for entry to law society admission programs in Canadian common law jurisdictions. This work, a key component of the Federation’s mission to develop national admissions standards, builds upon the recommendations of the Federation’s Task Force on the Canadian Common Law Degree which were adopted by Canada’s law societies in 2010. The Committee’s report was considered by the Federation Council at its meeting on September 15, 2011. The report is available here.