Trinity Western University: proposed law school

Updated: July 17, 2014

Latest news

July 11: Bencher meeting

At their July 11 meeting, the Benchers received two notices of motion, regarding the proposed faculty of law at Trinity Western University. The motions will be discussed at the September 26 Bencher meeting. A legal opinion addressing certain issues arising from the special general meeting was also discussed at the meeting. See the opinion here.

Call for submissions

The Benchers are accepting written submissions from anyone wanting to provide input or information to assist them with their decisions. The deadline for submissions is September 3; information on the submission process and how to submit is available here.

 

 Background

June 10: Special general meeting

Members of the Law Society passed a resolution at a special general meeting directing the Benchers to declare that the proposed law school at Trinity Western University is not an approved faculty of law for the purposes of the Law Society’s admission program. More information, including an audio recording of the Special General Meeting, is available here.

April 11: Benchers meeting

A transcript of the Bencher discussion and decision is available here.
The webcast of the April 11 meeting is available here.
The opinions that were before the Benchers for consideration at their April 11 meeting are available here.
Transcript of President's Lindsay's statement