Myron Steeves is Trinity Law School’s (Facebook) new interim dean. After living as a missionary in the Middle East and working as a property and business attorney in southern California, Myron began teaching for what is now Trinity Law School.
Since his first class in 1992, he has grown to love teaching and the mission of the law school. Myron says, “We seek to help students understand how their faith is reflected in their understanding of justice. And we desire to turn out students who actively make the healing of a broken world a part of their legal profession.”
As dean, Myron seeks to make Trinity the best possible law school it can be. “We want to turn out attorneys who want to make a difference in the world, meet needs of people who are suffering from a lack of justice, and defend religious liberties.”
One of the hallmarks of the school is its attempt to explore the implications of faith in its approach to law. Only a handful of other law schools in the country attempt to engage faith in the worlds of law and justice. This distinction is attractive not only to Christians but also to a sizable number of students from other backgrounds as well. About one-third of the students are from various diverse religions, and the Christian worldview often resonates with them more than the secular world view does.”
The most satisfying aspect of teaching at Trinity Law School, Myron says, “has been to have a real impact on students, their worldview, and the direction they’ve gone in their lives.” He says students like Mark Schneider, an attorney formerly with Hewlett-Packard and now with Skyworks Solutions, are having a big impact on the legal culture of major corporations. Other students, like Michael Peffer, are litigators for social justice. “They’re defending the religious liberty of churches and individuals in schools and other settings,” Myron says.
It’s part of Trinity Law School’s desire to “serve Christ by championing a biblical view of human law and government.”