Donald McConnell has stepped down as dean of Trinity Law School, a Santa Ana-based campus that teaches a “Christian theory of jurisprudence.” McConnell’s last day was Wednesday, as he advised the State Bar in a letter to the Committee of Bar Examiners. Trinity, which has 73 full-time and 68 part-time students, is accredited by the State Bar.
McConnell, who is going back to teaching, is also known as “Trinitarian Don,” a handle he uses in blog posts about mostly Christian issues. In recent posts, he's made the case that there was no death before mankind entered into sin and that Plato was wrong that spirit was associated with good and that matter was associated with evil.
On the university’s Web site, McConnell, a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Law, stated that students at Trinity would learn “how all law should be in accord with God’s law.”
Adjunct law professor Myron Steeves, a 1990 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, will act as interim dean.