LSBC reverses decision on TWU law school

November 4, 2014

The Law Society of British Columbia on Friday rescinded its previous decision to recognize graduates of the law school at Trinity Western University. The law society’s governing council, called “benchers,” had previously decided to accredit the school; however, in a recent referendum, 74% of law society members voted against accreditation. LSBC President Jan Lindsay said that the referendum result was one among “many other factors” that led to the benchers' Friday’s decision. TWU spokesperson Guy Saffold said that the institution was “disappointed” in the outcome. “The process for the TWU law school is ongoing. We will take some time to review our course of action in British Columbia,” Saffold said. TWU News Release | Globe and Mail