News Release
June 15, 2018

Vancouver, June 15, 2018 – The Supreme Court of Canada confirmed the Law Society of British Columbia’s decision not to approve a proposed law school at Trinity Western University in Law Society of British Columbia v. Trinity Western University.

The Law Society’s position is that everyone should have equal access to law school, which is the entry point for the legal profession and the judiciary. A covenant that students of Trinity Western University must sign infringes the access of those in the LGBTQ community and those in committed common-law relationships.

“At the heart of the Supreme Court’s decision is a recognition of the responsibility of the Law Society to uphold the rights of all persons and to protect the public interest,” said Law Society President Miriam Kresivo, QC. “The court recognized that the Law Society has an overarching interest in protecting equality and human rights, as well as to removing inequitable barriers to the legal profession, in carrying out our duties and ensuring public confidence.”


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David Jordan
Communications Officer