On The Trinity Western University Controversy: An Argument for a Christian Law School in Canada

Dwight Newman


Over the past number of months, the proposed new law school at Trinity Western University (TWU) has come under signifi cant attack, including by many whom I count as academic colleagues within the Canadian Association of Law Teachers and by many within the Canadian law school community more generally. Th ese attacks have had the unique eff ect of subjecting TWU’s law school to a diff erent approval process than has been used for any other Canadian law school, with a dual-committee structure to apply additional scrutiny to it.2 Some have put their attacks explicitly in longer forms,3 and many others have signed petitions against TWU.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21991/C97M23


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