Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Western students vote for JD

According to a post, most of the law students of Western want the degree to change to a JD. The results:

Should the degree change?

A. Yes - 143

B. Yes, on the condition that at least one other leading Canadian law school
commits to implementing the change at the same time - 52

C. No - 125

Honestly, the fact that 52 students voted for B is more interesting than the fact that most students want change. Basically, 60.9% voted yes, but some have reservations. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall and hear the debate. One commenter noted:
Wow - looks like the Dean's fearmongering worked!

I gather the Dean was against the change. At Queen's we would not have that hurdle. Our Dean paid the $150 to trade in his LLB for a JD. I wonder what the numbers would have been without the Dean's "fearmongering". Why was he involved anyhow? Shouldn't this be about what the students want?


At 4:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this the actual question? Makes you wonder what would (or wouldn't) count as an "other leading" Canadian law school..


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