Ontario has approved the creation of the province's first new law school since 1969, signing off on the creation of a program at Lakehead University. Lakehead, located in Thunder Bay, is about nine hours from the nearest law school (the University of Manitoba, in Winnipeg.) Based on news reports, at least, it appears that Lakehead has the potential to meet significant unmet needs for attorneys in the region. The school which will receive some province funding and plans to open its doors with a 55 student class in the fall of 2013. It will be housed in a refurbished high school.