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Sunday, July 10, 2016

The (Im)Possibility Of Christian Legal Education

Trinity WesternVictor M. Muniz-Fraticelli (McGill), The (Im)Possibility of Christian Education:

Opponents of the Trinity Western University Law School do not seek to prohibit traditionalist religious law schools outright, nor do they seek to exclude individual candidates who hold traditionalist beliefs from becoming lawyers. Their effort, rather, is to give these schools the option to compromise on their religious identity, or to have students lose access to the most direct routes into the legal profession. This choice inhibits the establishment of traditionalist religious law schools by increasing the cost of maintaining a distinct institutional religious identity. When the alternative is to hold fast to religion but retreat from the task of producing lawyers, or play religion down and enter the legal market without any difference from secular institutions, the result is always the elimination of distinctly religious institutions from the educational landscape. This paper proposes an alternative that allows for the possibility of institutional diversity.

Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2016/07/the-impossibility-of-christian-education.html

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There's nothing like the intolerance of the tolerant

Posted by: mike livingston | Jul 10, 2016 5:06:32 AM