Are there numbers for the law schools represented in Canada’s public service? Data might give some insight into whether or not Canadian governments attract the top candidates graduating from law schools.
Given the strict hiring protocols, I doubt there is a hiring bias in the federal or provincial governments. Even so, it would make sense to see provincial ‘public interest’ lawyers come from law schools within the province’s jurisdiction, and University of Ottawa law graduates over-represented in the federal public service. It would be interesting to see what patterns might pop out of the numbers.
(Hat tip to Dispatches from the Culture Wars)