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BC law school back in news

The Law Society of New Brunswick will hold a special meeting next month to review its decision to accredit a controversial law school proposed in BC.

The group voted in June to recognize future graduates of Trinity Western University — a private Christian school that requires all students to sign a covenant that bars same-sex relationships.

Since then hundreds of members have petitioned the law society to reconsider that decision, prompting the meeting planned for Sept. 13.

Law societies in Ontario and Nova Scotia voted against accrediting students from Trinity Western, prompting the school to file lawsuits in both provinces.

In BC, the provincial government is being sued over its decision to accredit the law school by a group of lawyers who argue Trinity's covenant violates equality rights.

The law school, in what is known as the Fraser Valley "Bible belt," is slated to open in the fall of 2016.

The Canadian Press

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