Proposed TWU law school clears final hurdle with BC approval

December 20, 2013

The BC Ministry of Advanced Education has approved Trinity Western University’s proposed law school just 2 days after Federation of Law Societies of Canada also gave the proposal its consent. Addressing concerns that the new law school would conflict with one of TWU’s covenants, TWU President Bob Kuhn said “all students (gay or straight) are welcome to attend Trinity Western University, providing they meet our academic requirements and agree to respect our community values. Like most religious communities, we have established a set of values and principles to guide our daily lives; ours are in a manner consistent with Christian teaching. Chief among those values is to show love and respect for all people at all times.” Minister Amrik Virk also addressed the concerns; “The opposition to the program does not fall within the scope of the quality of the law degree or academic programming and is therefore outside the purview of the government,” said Virk. TWU News Release | Globe and Mail