LSBC Will Hold Binding Referendum on TWU Law School Accreditation

September 29, 2014

The saga of Trinity Western University’s proposed law school continues. This past Friday, the Benchers of the Law Society of BC passed a motion to hold a referendum to make a binding determination on whether the proposed law school will be an approved faculty of law for lawyers wishing to practice in BC.

From the press release:

“The resolution will be binding and will be implemented by the Benchers if at least one third of all lawyers in good standing of the Law Society vote in the referendum, and two thirds of those voting vote in favour of the resolution. The referendum will be held as soon as possible and the results will be available on the Law Society website no later than October 30.”

LSBC president Jan Lindsay acknowledged that “We all recognize that the issues before us today will ultimately be decided by the courts.” According to the Globe & Mail, TWU president Bob Kuhn “remains optimistic [the law school] will open in the fall of 2016.”

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