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Statement on Trinity Western University's proposed law degree

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Education Wednesday, December 18, 2013 1:30 PM


VICTORIA - Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk issued the following statement after he granted consent for the proposed new law school program at Trinity Western University.

"Trinity Western University is a faith-based, private university that does not receive operating or capital funding from government.

"I have now had an opportunity to consider the Degree Quality Assessment Board's recommendation and findings, as well as the Federation of Law Societies of Canada reports.

"The Degree Quality Assessment Board reviewed Trinity Western University's proposed law degree and found that it met the degree program quality assessment criteria for private and out-of-province public institutions.

"Further, the review by the Federation of Law Societies confirmed that graduates of the proposed law program could meet the national standards to practise law.

"As Advanced Education Minister, I have granted consent for Trinity Western University's application for its proposed new law school program."

Media Contact:

Catherine Loiacono
Communications Manager
Ministry of Advanced Education
250 952-6400

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