John Falconbridge announces his retirement. The brilliant and intimidating Cecil Wright is appointed Dean. Wright expects to make Osgoode Hall a full-time law school or complete arrangements to move the law program to the University of Toronto. He begins to expand the staff, the curriculum, and the school year. The law program is expanded to four years. The Obiter Dicta gets a face-lift that lasts well into the 1950s, although advertisements for Jersey Milk chocolate bars, suits, and dance halls remain.