02/25/2013 05:47 EST | Updated 04/27/2013 05:12 EDT

Memorial University in Newfoundland taking a look at establishing law school

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Memorial University in Newfoundland is exploring the possibility of establishing a law school.

The option was last explored back in 1987, but the idea was put on hold at the time.

This time, the idea will be examined by a committee led by the dean of the Faculty of Arts, Dr. Lynne Phillips.

The committee includes representatives from the university and the legal community.

The committee will present a report later this year.