Archetypally, Newfoundlanders are the lawyers of Canada: proud, passionate, and fiercely loyal in temperament despite historically being the butt of bad jokes.
Now, once again, Memorial University is considering a law school. (Click on the Memorial logo – above right – to read the story.)
A law school is a living monument to hope and the rule of law. It is a statement that localism can co-exist with an international perspective. It is so many things, but above all: a recognition that the lawyers trained in a distinct community can, through national mobility, add to the legal diversity and dialogue of a wide and vast country. A law school on the Rock will be good for Newfoundland and Labrador, but lawyers trained in Newfoundland and Labrador will also be good for Canada.