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.
TWU submitted a proposal to establish a School of Law to the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education and the Federation of Law Societies of Canada in June 2012. The proposal is to establish a J.D. program for 60 students per year in a three year program starting in September 2016.
The School of Law at TWU will:
- 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 and 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.