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School of Law

Trinity Western continues its work to establish a school that will train lawyers in accordance with our mission to develop Godly leaders in the marketplaces of life. It will be the first of its kind in Canada, and we are finding that breaking new ground has its challenges. We are confident that current court proceedings will end favourably, but it will take some time and much effort.  

The challenge is not about the quality of our program or the quality of our future graduates. It’s about how we understand diversity, pluralism and freedom in Canada. We have to defend the right of religious communities to stay true to their beliefs without compromising their participation in public life in Canada. 

- Earl Phillips, Executive Director, School of Law

Supporting TWU’s School of Law

Helping establish TWU’s School of Law is a great opportunity for friends of the university to impact Canada and the world. If you would like to financially support TWU's efforts to establish a School of Law, you can either contact our Development office or give through our online giving form, specifying “School of Law” in the comments box.

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The Vision:

Lawyers are trusted by society to be dedicated to their clients with a clear sense that their profession is a vocation of the highest honour. They are leaders in their communities. The School of Law at TWU will do the following:

  • Infuse leadership and character development into its very core as a school. Students will be encouraged to see the profession of law as a high calling in the life of service.
  • Provide a place where the great questions of meaning, values and ethics are confronted, debated, pondered, and the broad and diverse communities of Canada are served through a richer understanding of the law.
  • Develop servant leaders who believe in and demonstrate a different concept of professionalism than the current marketplace promotes. Our students will be encouraged to volunteer with local, national, and global NGO’s that serve the under-developed nations and the vulnerable.
  • Build core competencies that are the bedrock of the legal profession. Beyond the academic and theoretical principles, the curriculum will integrate real-world practice skills, ethics, client relations, negotiation, and advocacy.
  • Support scholarly research that will renew the foundational principles of jurisprudence, small business law, and charities law, as well as religious rights and freedoms in the Canadian and international context.

Learn more about TWU's School of Law.

CCCC Seal Spending of funds is confined to programs and projects approved by the University. Each restricted contribution designated towards such an approved program or project will be used as designated with the understanding that when the need for such a program or project has been met, or cannot be completed for any reason determined by the University, the remaining restricted contributions will be used where needed most as determined by the University.

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