View Poll Results: Should Trinity Western Have It's Law School Accredited?

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  • Yes, it should be accredited.

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  • No, it should not have a law school to begin with.

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Thread: Should Trinity Western Have It's Law School Accredited?

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    Re: Should Trinity Western Have It's Law School Accredited?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Yes, that is the point and you can't get it through your head. Nobody is telling Hobby Lobby that they will lose their business license because some people don't like their religious views. Most rational people recognize that there is a difference between religious views and business practices. You unfortunately do not. These Law Societies no not. You are both wrong. You're welcome to dislike their religious views, I would even agree with you, but you can't just take revenge on a school or a company because you don't like their views and deny them things for which they are clearly qualified. Nowhere in the laws of Canada, I would hope, is there a requirement that a law school follow a specific set of beliefs having nothing whatsoever to do with their teaching standards. If there is, your country is idiotic. If you are incapable of separating your moral outrage from your legal practices, there's something seriously wrong going on.
    You are the one intent on twisting this to suit a CON whine. Western trinity isn't LOSING anything... instead it isn't GAINING something. Western trinity can still run a University, can still hold classes, just can't EXPAND it's area of education into the law.

    You twist what Hobby Lobby is doing as well... Hobby lobby is REFUSING to obey a law on religious grounds for a secular business.

    NEITHER is being threatened with LOSING their ability to do business.

    You keeping using the word 'revenge'- that simply isn't true. A school creating lawyers should obey the law. If the courts decide Trinity can use religious objections to ban homosexuals then so be it (I REALLY have ZERO moral outrage over this, you are the one using emotional words)

    Canada isn't the USofA and has gone a few miles further down the road to sexual orientation equality.

    You don't use facts but rather a vague, "I would hope...." fact is your attempt to make this sooo specific for a school of law in ONE category denies the very real world fact there are MANY issues a school must address besides homosexuals. As I noted- teacher certification, housing, health and curriculum. And this isn't 'revenge' against one school but a requirement for ALL schools. Try reading a bit on the canadian charter of rights and freedoms.

    I have ZERO moral outrage, just figure it isn't for us to pass judgement or deny in Caesar's world. Final judgement, (if there is one) is in HIS hands.

    If Trinity Western was cranking out religious leaders/scholars I can see their POV a bit better, but like Hobby Lobby they would like to start running a secular business for a secular profession and that comes under sec15.

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    Re: Should Trinity Western Have It's Law School Accredited?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    My suggestion is to not accredit the law school, require them to make it clear to candidates for the law school that they won't be accredited in Canada, and let it work itself out from there. I don't think banning the law school will be required after that.
    Well it is not Canada just a 1/3 of it which just so happens to have most of the law firms.

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    Re: Should Trinity Western Have It's Law School Accredited?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    It is not the government accrediting them, it is the law societies which can be considered their own private entities but with the power to decide who can and cannot practice law.
    So they have a government approved monopoly then.

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    Re: Should Trinity Western Have It's Law School Accredited?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    So they have a government approved monopoly then.
    Wouldn't that defeat the point if they didn't? They are in charge of regulating the practice of law.

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    Re: Should Trinity Western Have It's Law School Accredited?

    Do they meet the academic standards? Then yes, it should be accredited.
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    Re: Should Trinity Western Have It's Law School Accredited?

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Kinda like the AMA in a lot of ways, don't you think?
    The AMA does not have any power to accredit medical schools or to license doctors. The AMA is just a peer organization for advocacy and lobbying and group insurance and the such. The analogy doesn't apply at all. State medical boards which are governmental institutions are the ones that do the accreditation and licensing.

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    Re: Should Trinity Western Have It's Law School Accredited?

    I'm not super familiar with Canadian law, but at first glance and with what I know: I see no reason not to accredit the law school.
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    Re: Should Trinity Western Have It's Law School Accredited?

    I believe such attitudes are only conducive to a "trinity" of law.

    In the US, our supreme law of the land is more supreme than even Commandments of Religion.

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