Supreme Court allows law societies to deny accreditation to TWU

June 18, 2018

Trinity Western University has lost the legal battle over accreditation for a planned new law school, stating that it's “proportionate and reasonable” to limit religious rights in order to ensure open access for LGBT students. The majority judgement pointed to concerns that TWU’s community covenant would deter LGBT students or pose risk of significant harm to those who enrolled in the program. The Court stated that it was in the public interest of the law profession to ensure equal access, support diversity within the bar, and prevent harm to LGBT students. TWU Professor Janet Epp Buckingham said that the university will take time to process the judgement before deciding on next steps. The Province CBC