New Law School Opening in Kamloops

June 1, 2010

Thompson Rivers University announced yesterday that it has partnered with the University of Calgary to start Canada’s first new law school in 30 years.

From the release:

“Canadian legal history will be made May 31, 2010 when leaders of the University of Calgary’s law school and Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in Kamloops, B.C. meet in Calgary to sign a unique partnering agreement to create the country’s first new law school in more than three decades.”

The school will be looking to teach its first classes in the fall of 2011, with an initial intake of about 60 students. The new school will will adapt the Uof C’s curriculum, making changes to account for differences in provincial legislation. It is expected the new faculty will focus on natural resources, energy and environmental law, along with a goal to build bonds with First Nations communities and graduate more Aboriginal lawyers.

For more information, see the TRU news release.

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