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TRU's dean of law abruptly resigns

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The founding dean of one of the newest law schools in Canada resigned yesterday.

TRU's vice president of advancement, Christopher Seguin confirmed Chris Axworthy resigned yesterday from his position as dean of the faculty of law.

"It's a personnel issue and we won't be commenting on it," Seguin said.

Axworthy brought the law school a long resume of experience including work at multiple universities. He was hired at TRU in 2010 to help build one of newest law schools in the country.

Anne Pappas will slide into Axworthy's position in the interim while the university searches for a permanent replacement.

"The law school is proceeding very well and we're looking forward to our third cohort in September," Seguin said. "(Pappas has) got an extensive amount of experience in administration in law schools."

The law school is expected to see its first graduating class next summer. Eighty-three first year students are expected to begin in the third year of the faculty this fall.

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