Chris Bentley is the executive director of the Law Practice Program (LPP) at Ryerson University. Bentley has been a strategic advisor to Ryerson on several different projects over the past year and was instrumental in the university’s successful proposal to the Law Society of Upper Canada to become the sole English-language provider of the new, innovative LPP in Ontario. Prior to retiring from politics in 2013, Chris Bentley served for almost 10 years as the Member of Provincial Parliament for London West. He held several cabinet posts, including Attorney General for Ontario. Chris practiced criminal and labour law for over 20 years, taught part-time at Western’s Law School, was the first Chairperson of Neighborhood Legal Services of London and Middlesex, and authored a practice manual for criminal law. He received his law degree from the University of Toronto, and a Master’s level Diploma in Legal Studies from Cambridge University.
Chris Bentley talks about the legal innovation program at Ryerson University and the importance of weaving technology courses into legal education.
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