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For immediate release December 10, 2015

BC Supreme Court releases decision on Trinity Western University matter

Vancouver, December 10, 2015 – Today, BC Supreme Court Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson issued his decision in Trinity Western University (TWU) v. Law Society of BC.

TWU had sought a judicial review of the Law Society's October 2014 decision not to approve its proposed law school for the purpose of the Law Society's admission program. Chief Justice Hinkson heard the matter August 24 through 26, 2015. His 43-page decision is available through the Law Society’s website.

“This decision is important to the public and the legal profession,” said Law Society president Ken Walker, QC. “We will be reviewing the Reasons for Judgment carefully and consulting with our legal counsel regarding next steps.”

Visit the Law Society’s TWU web page for materials related to the TWU matter, including links to written arguments submitted to Chief Justice Hinkson by the Law Society and TWU.

The Law Society of British Columbia regulates the more than 11,000 lawyers in the province, ensuring the public is well served by a legal profession that is competent, independent and honourable. Under the authority of the Legal Profession Act the Law Society sets and enforces standards for the education, professional responsibility and competence of lawyers.


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