Good news arrives for TRU’s law school grads

NEWS/ TRU — The 71 students graduating from Thompson Rivers University’s law school will hold a Juris Doctor (J.D.) earned at a Canadian law school accredited by the Federation of Law Societies in Canada.

Law school-TRUTRU’s Faculty of Law has received notice that the J.D. program has been approved by the National Approval Committee on Accreditation. The news comes ahead of the 2015 deadline for other Canadian law schools to receive accreditation.

Anne N. Pappas, TRU’s interim dean of law, said it’s good news for the class who cross the convocation stage June 14. As graduates from TRU Law they will be accepted into the bar admissions process in Canada’s common law, law societies, and will not have to individually defend the rigor of their academic credential, she said.

“With preliminary approval granted when TRU law opened its doors in 2011, this announcement from the Federation of Law Societies in Canada confirms that TRU Law offers a J.D. Program that is nationally recognized and accredited,” said Pappas.

The National Approval Committee is a standing committee of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada and will be reviewing law programs at all Canadian Universities. For more information about TRU Law visit

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