The Great Divorce

The Law Society’s Committee on Legal Education releases its majority report, recommending that office-based training be improved and that the benchers closely supervise the Law School. Blind-sided by the Society’s decision, Cecil Wright, Bora Laskin, and John Willis leave Osgoode Hall Law School to take up positions at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law. Anglophile Charles E. Smalley-Baker is appointed Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School and he begins to undertake a campaign to improve the low student morale.