Law and Society@Kwantlen

Food for Thought: TWU and the Legal Profession


Our October 28 class focused on studies of the legal profession, with an emphasis on Kennedy’s (1998) classic essay on Legal Education as Training for Hierarchy and Christie’s (1977) influential work on Conflicts as Property. These works are part of the tip of a much larger iceberg of sociological and socio-legal scholarship on legal training, the legal profession, and access to justice.

Our class concluded with a lively discussion about the then-pending results of the BC Law Society’s referendum regarding Trinity Western University’s proposed law school. On Oct. 30, the results of the referendum were made public.

Food for Thought:

Write a three-part blog post, with each part being approximately 1/2 page in length.

Your post should engage with relevant resources. Be sure to provide support for factual statements and assertions. Hyperlinks are encouraged, but a list of references cites should also appear at the end of your post.

Posts prepared in response to this Food for Thought question must be submitted before class on Nov. 18, 2014.