Western Law students standing with TWU for the establishment of a Private Christian Law School
Western Law School students in participation with Christian Legal Fellowship is pleased to support the development of a School of Law at Trinity Western University. The proposed School of Law encourages students to understand the practice of law as public service and develop professional skills. We believe this will be valuable as the profession is in a state of transition. The proposed School of Law further encourages students to look for areas that are underserved by legal professionals. This includes serving the poor and vulnerable in our society, but also includes potential practice of law in smaller communities. Chief Justice MacLachlin has noted that access to justice is a growing problem in Canada and this proposed law school is attempting to resolve this problem. We believe that a School of Law at Trinity Western University, a Christian university, could be very positive. It will no doubt have a strong focus on ethics, and imbue a high standard of integrity on students. The university strongly emphasizes servant leadership, which will be an asset to the profession of law. As Western Law students we recognize the benefit of a Christian Law School that will equip lawyers to properly integrate their faith in the practice of law.