I was surprised to see that three quarters of Law Society of BC members who voted were against allowing the privately run Trinity Western University to open a law school [B.C. law society pulls backing for TWU, Nov. 4, Langley Advance].
Having taken a couple of classes at TWU in the past, and having associated with students and faculty, I have found that the level of tolerance for people whose views and customs differ from theirs greatly exceeds what I experience on average in society at large.
I have no doubt that the school would produce very good lawyers, as capable as any of practising objectively and without prejudice in todayâ€™s marketplace.
The outcome of the Law Societyâ€™s vote strikes me as somewhat ironic, and as evidence that none of us, even as a members of a profession, is immune from reacting with intolerance towards those we donâ€™t understand or agree with.
Ken Summers, Abbotsford