Trinity Western University

Proposed School of Law

Welcome to the website for the proposed School of Law at Trinity Western University. We hope the information here helps you better understand who we are and why TWU is a premier place of study in Canada.

The School of Law will be designed to train lawyers who can think critically, practice efficiently and serve their clients and communities with professionalism and ethical integrity. It will emphasize not-for-profit and entrepreneurial/small business law, two areas that need access to specialized legal services. It will also allow us to bring TWU’s Christian viewpoint to another profession, like we have in education, nursing, psychology and business.

Developing a School of Law is a natural area of growth for us. It provides an opportunity to offer our transformative education to law students. With hundreds of successful alumni already practicing law in Canada and around the world, our programs have proven that a TWU education equips graduates with the critical thinking, academic skills, and faith-based foundation necessary for succeeding in a legal career.

Trinity Western finalized its proposal for a School of Law in 2012, after more than 20 years of planning, extensive consultation, and detailed preparation. The proposal was fully approved in December 2013. However, we have since faced unprecedented opposition—not in regards to our quality of education, but as to whether the TWU community may live, work and study together in a manner and environment that is consistent with its Christian identity.

I encourage you to explore our plans for a School of Law. Please do not hesitate to email me at with any questions.


Earl Phillips Signature

Earl Phillips
Executive Director, School of Law

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