Wednesday, August 26, 2015

TWU law school is in court this week

Court studies decision to refuse accreditation
Proposed law school at TWU.

Lawyers are presenting arguments right now about whether or not the Law Society of British Columbia was right in refusing accreditation to Trinity Western University's law school.
"A court ruling against TWU's freedom of association would undermine the freedom of association of every other group in Canada as well," said John Carpay, lawyer and president of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, which is arguing for TWU to open a law school.

"For a free society to remain free, its citizens must accept that other people can and do have radically different conceptions of reality, including unpopular ideas about sexuality."
The university has recently faced much criticism due to a statement in its Community Covenant, which asks students to abstain from sex outside of marriage while they study there.

The week-long hearings, set Aug. 24 to Aug. 28, are held at the courthouse at 800 Smithe Street in Vancouver.

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