TWU law school wins accreditation battle in NS court

July 28, 2016

The Nova Social Court of Appeal upheld a decision to allow future graduates of Trinity Western University’s law school to practice in the province. The NS Barristers’ Society had refused accreditation as it argued requiring students to sign a covenant promising to abstain from sexual intimacy outside of heterosexual marriage violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. However, the court said that the society did not have the authority to “issue rulings whether someone in British Columbia ‘unlawfully’ violated the Human Rights Act or the charter,” and ordered the society to pay $35K in legal costs to TWU. CBC | Vancouver Sun