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REGULATION OF PROFESSION - Law societies and governing bodies - Constitutional issues - Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 2:45 PM  

Appeal by the Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) from a judgment of the British Columbia Court of Appeal related to the decision by the Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) not to approve Trinity Western University (TWU)’s proposed law school. TWU, a privately funded evangelical Christian university, intended to require its law students and faculty to adhere to a religiously based code of conduct, the Community Covenant Agreement (Covenant), prohibiting “sexual intimacy that violates the sacredness of marriage between a man and a woman”. Following...