Trinity Western University Decision
On May 22nd, 2014 the Benchers (Board) of the Law Society of Manitoba met to discuss how our law society would address the request for approval by Trinity Western University of a proposed law school. The Benchers agreed that it was in the public interest to have this issue addressed on a national basis and it was less than ideal to have different decisions in different Canadian jurisdictions. They noted that the Federation of Law Societies of Canada may shortly be reviewing the national requirements. As such the Benchers decided to monitor that process and not to engage in a discussion about a local approval process at this time. There was no discussion or decision on the merits of the request at the meeting.