The Vancouver Sun’s Ian Mulgrew called it “the most volatile issue to divide the profession in more than a decade”.
Yesterday, June 10, lawyers across the province voted by secret ballot on whether the Law Society of BC should accredit Trinity Western University’s proposed law school as an approved faculty of law, allowing TWU’s graduates the ability to practice law in British Columbia.
The results are in: 3210 in favour of denying the accreditation, 968 against.
Here’s a roundup of news coverage of the vote:
- B.C. lawyers vote overwhelmingly against Trinity Western’s law school amid claims of gay discrimination (Vancouver Sun)
- BC lawyers vote to deny accreditation to conservative Trinity Western University law school over anti-gay sex stance (National Post)
- BC lawyers vote against TWU law school (Canadian Lawyer Magazine’s Legal Feeds blog)
- BC law society votes to reverse faith-based school’s accreditation (Globe and Mail)
- Trinity Western law school’s approval reversed by BC lawyers (CBC)
In the Law Society’s press release, President Jan Lindsay said “Ultimately, I fully expect that the issues raised will be decided by the Supreme Court of Canada”.