Barriers to the Profession: Inaction in Ontario, Canada and Its Consequences

15 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2013  

Avner Levin

Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management

Asher Alkoby

Ryerson University

Date Written: June 23, 2013

Abstract

The province of Ontario, Canada, has not had a new law school in almost 40 years. Barriers limiting access to the profession have increased during this time due to a combination of factors discussed in this paper. Diversity within the legal profession has not improved, leading to the perception of a profession dominated by “old white males” whose services are increasingly unaffordable. The paper argues that barriers should be removed and that access to the profession should be greatly increased.

La provincia de Ontario, Canadá, no ha tenido una nueva facultad de derecho en casi 40 años. Las barreras que limitan el acceso a la profesión han aumentado durante este tiempo debido a una combinación de factores que se analizan en este artículo. La diversidad dentro de la abogacía no ha mejorado, lo que lleva a la percepción de una profesión dominada por "viejos hombres blancos", cuyos servicios son cada vez más prohibitivos. El artículo defiende que se deben eliminar las barreras y que se debe aumentar el acceso a la profesión.

Keywords: Ontario, legal profession, diversity, articling, barriers, Ontario, abogacía, diversidad, barreras

Suggested Citation

Levin, Avner and Alkoby, Asher, Barriers to the Profession: Inaction in Ontario, Canada and Its Consequences (June 23, 2013). Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2283823

Avner Levin (Contact Author)

Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management ( email )

350 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
Canada

Asher Alkoby

Ryerson University ( email )

350 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
Canada

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