Dalhousie Law Journal


legal education, jurisprudence, University of Western Ontario, Canada, Dean


When one is asked to write on the development of one's faculty over a decade, the most difficult part of the task is simply to determine where to begin. After some thought, I came to the conclusion that the most appropriate starting point is the statement of the objective that appears in the "Dean's Message" contained in our Calendar. We state that our objective is "to offer students a liberal education through the critical study of legal and related materials in preparation for the private practice of law, for government service and for kindred vocations." In short, we wish to provide an educational setting that emphasizes learning about law, rather than simply learning the law. This statement will be the focal point of this article.