BC Lawyers Vote to Deny TWU Law School Accreditation

June 11, 2014

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:

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”.

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