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    Should Trinity Western Have It's Law School Accredited?

    This is a Canadian issue but I'm sure that Americans can chime in. Trinity Western University is a private Christian university in B.C., which recently got a law school. A controversy has risen among law societies because Trinity Western has a discriminatory policy against homosexuals saying that same-sex intimacy is prohibited. For context B.C. is not a conservative province and was the second province to legalize same-sex marriage. The Upper Canada Law Society (Ontario) voted this week to refuse accreditation with those opposing the school saying: “I cannot vote to accredit a law school which seeks to control students in their bedrooms.” This is a major setback for the university as it has been refused accreditation by the largest and most influential law society. Nova Scotia voted to recognize it but only if they remove the discriminatory policy. Lawyers and activists in B.C. and Ontario have launched a court challenge and petitions to refuse the university to have a law school to begin with. Trinity Western would also be the only private university with a law school.

    I personally do not believe Trinity Western should have a law school to begin with. They are a private university but that changes with law students.

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

    Is there some convention that states that only public universities can have law schools? If not this seems like more leftist discrimination.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleocon View Post
    Is there some convention that states that only public universities can have law schools? If not this seems like more leftist discrimination.
    Well almost all universities in the country including all the prominent and top ranking ones are public. There are approximately 82 public universities in Canada and only 13 private and all of them are rather tiny and poorly ranked.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Well almost all universities in the country including all the prominent and top ranking ones are public. There are approximately 82 public universities in Canada and only 13 private and all of them are rather tiny and poorly ranked.
    But is any reason, aside from the university's conservatism, to deny the accreditation?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleocon View Post
    But is any reason, aside from the university's conservatism, to deny the accreditation?
    That si what the entire debate is about. The law societies do not want to recognize a university that discriminates against homosexuals.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    That si what the entire debate is about. The law societies do not want to recognize a university that discriminates against homosexuals.
    The whole point of any university is to teach the particular subject matter that they are teaching. So long as they are teaching the law within the regulations set about by the legal establishment, it doesn't matter what else they teach on top of it. Law schools are about learning the law, period. Stop trying to push your liberal ideals on them.
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    Re: Should Trinity Western Have It's Law School Accredited?

    bleh bleh bleh bleh. more sick and disgusting behavior. why would a homosexual want to go to a christian school anyway. Makes no sense.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    This is a Canadian issue but I'm sure that Americans can chime in. Trinity Western University is a private Christian university in B.C., which recently got a law school. A controversy has risen among law societies because Trinity Western has a discriminatory policy against homosexuals saying that same-sex intimacy is prohibited. For context B.C. is not a conservative province and was the second province to legalize same-sex marriage. The Upper Canada Law Society (Ontario) voted this week to refuse accreditation with those opposing the school saying: “I cannot vote to accredit a law school which seeks to control students in their bedrooms.” This is a major setback for the university as it has been refused accreditation by the largest and most influential law society. Nova Scotia voted to recognize it but only if they remove the discriminatory policy. Lawyers and activists in B.C. and Ontario have launched a court challenge and petitions to refuse the university to have a law school to begin with. Trinity Western would also be the only private university with a law school.

    I personally do not believe Trinity Western should have a law school to begin with. They are a private university but that changes with law students.
    Are they funded at all by your government? If so then they should not be accreditted. If not, accredit them. In the states here they would have the right to be. Then boycott them. Make them lose business.
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    Re: Should Trinity Western Have It's Law School Accredited?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Are they funded at all by your government? If so then they should not be accreditted. If not, accredit them. In the states here they would have the right to be. Then boycott them. Make them lose business.
    The university is private but the law societies are separate entities that decide who they to accredit and who to not.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by votemout View Post
    bleh bleh bleh bleh. more sick and disgusting behavior. why would a homosexual want to go to a christian school anyway. Makes no sense.
    There are Christian homosexuals.

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