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U of S Western Canada Moot Team victorious at 2017 Sopinka Cup

The U of S Western Canada Moot Team, based out of the College of Law, is celebrating after a win at a national moot competition this past weekend.... (full story)

College of Law appoints Northern Director for the Nunavut Law Program

Martin Phillipson, dean of the College of Law, is delighted to announce the appointment of Stephen Mansell as the Northern Director of the Nunavut Law Program effective May 8, 2017. Stephen is currently the Director of the Policy and Planning Division with the Government of Nunavut Department of Justice and also serves as legal counsel to the Devolution Secretariat. Since joining the Government in 2009, Stephen has served in many legal and policy roles within the Department of Justice. Stephen h... (full story)

U of S team to compete in inaugural Canadian negotiation competition

Two teams from the University of Saskatchewan College of Law will participate in the First Annual Canadian National Negotiation Competition this weekend at the University of Manitoba. After the American Bar Association made a decision that it would no longer accommodate Canadian schools in the American Bar Association (ABA) Regional Negotiation Competitions, several Canadian law schools entered into discussions to replace the ABA regional competition with a Canadian competition. This will allow ... (full story)

2017 Dispute Resolution Week focuses on client-centred advocacy skills

The annual first-year dispute resolution program kicks off today at the College of Law. This mandatory, one-week program is about the lawyer-client relationship, at the heart of lawyering. In advancing clients’ interests, lawyers employ a wide range of advocacy skills: communication, problem-solving and negotiation skills, in addition to courtroom advocacy. This program introduces first-year law students to various processes and skills that lawyers use in resolving disputes.... (full story)

Jacqui Shumiatcher recognized during National Philanthropy Day

Jacqui Shumiatcher was recognized with an Honoured Supporter Award at the National Philanthropy Day luncheon on Nov. 15.... (full story)

Justice research centre established at the College of Law

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Dean of Law, Martin Phillipson is pleased to announce the establishment of the CREATE Justice research centre, which will operate within the law college.... (full story)

Associate Professor Sarah Buhler receives award at fall convocation

Buhler was presented with the Award for Distinction in Community-Engaged Teaching and Scholarship at the Fall Convocation ceremony on Oct. 22, 2016.... (full story)

Professor Newman elected to Royal Society’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Professor Dwight Newman has been selected as a member of the 2016 cohort of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada. Those named to the College represent the emerging generation of scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership in Canada.... (full story)

Law student Graham Sharp wins CIAJ’s 2016 Christine Huglo Robertson Essay Prize

On Aug. 30, 2016, the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ) announced that College of Law student Graham Sharp is the recipient of the 2016 Christine Huglo Robertson Essay Prize for his text The Right of Access to Justice Under the Rule of Law: Guaranteeing an Effective Remedy.... (full story)

Remembering Harry Dahlem, QC (LLB'61)

The College of Law is saddened to hear of the passing of Harry Dahlem, QC, a proud alumnus and strong supporter of our college.... (full story)

Government of Nunavut partners with U of S on law degree program

Nunavut Arctic College (NAC), through the Government of Nunavut (GN), has awarded the design and delivery of a new law degree program to the University of Saskatchewan (U of S). ... (full story)

Professor Poitras named a commissioner in the MMIW inquiry

Marilyn Poitras, an assistant professor in the College of Law, will serve as a commissioner in the inquiry. An expert in constitutional and Aboriginal law, her professional life prior to joining the college in 2009 was a fusion of law, governance, community and institutional education.... (full story)

Martin Phillipson: Q&A with the incoming dean

As he prepares for his new role as dean, long-time College of Law faculty member Martin Phillipson answers some questions about himself, the college and his hopes for the future.... (full story)

Professor Barbara von Tigerstrom named to Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation

Professor Barbara von Tigerstrom will be part of the Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation the Government of Canada announced today (June 30). The task force will seek input on the design of a new system to legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to marijuana.... (full story)

Cuming adds distinguished to title

College of Law Professor Ron C.C. Cuming has been awarded the title of Distinguished Professor by the University of Saskatchewan.... (full story)

Dean's Forum moves ahead with key recommendations

By Sarah Trefiak... (full story)

Law student crowned Miss Universe Canada

A University of Saskatchewan law student is the new Miss Universe Canada. Siera Bearchell was crowned Miss Universe Canada on Saturday night in Toronto, topping a field of more than 60 national finalists vying for the right to represent the country in Miss Universe 2016 in Las Vegas in December.... (full story)

Professors Heavin and Keet co-recipients of the Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship

On May 6, the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ) announced that Heather Heavin, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies and Michaela Keet, Associate Professor at the College of Law, were the co-recipients of the 2016 Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship for their research project entitled “Risk Analysis: A Methodological Approach to Early Case Assessment in Litigation and Settlement.”... (full story)

Remembering David Eldon (Tom) Gauley

David Eldon (Tom) Gauley, CM, QC, (LLB’43) passed away peacefully on May 4, 2016. The following story about Tom written by Bob Kennedy was featured in the 2010 issue of of NOTE.... (full story)

Six law alumni win seats in provincial election

Congratulations to the following College of Law alumni who were chosen to represent their ridings as Members of the Legislative Assembly in the 2016 Saskatchewan Provincial Election on April 4, 2016:... (full story)

2016 Moot Roundup

Western Canada Moot Team... (full story)

‘Building Resilience’ workshop encourages mindfulness in times of stress

With exam time around the corner, the Career Office at the College of Law hosted a workshop aimed at providing students with tools to deal with negative stress they might encounter in law school and in their legal careers. The event was also open to college faculty and staff.... (full story)

University of Saskatchewan partners with U of Ottawa on French common law certificate

A new certificate in French common law will provide new opportunities for bilingual students and increase access to legal services in French in francophone minority communities.... (full story)

College of Law hosts fourth annual Dean’s Forum on Dispute Resolution and Access to Justice

The fourth annual meeting of the Dean’s Forum on Dispute Resolution and Access to Justice was held at the College of Law on February 29, 2016. This year, the Forum focused on two themes: (1) Putting the Public First; and (2) ‘Action’ to Justice: Addressing Access to Justice in the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench. Two student working groups enrolled in the Dean’s Forum course at the College of Law researched, consulted with justice system... (full story)

VIDEO: International Human Rights Law Conference

On Feb. 26, 2016, Anne-Marie Cotter, Law Foundation of Saskatchewan H. Robert Arscott Chair, hosted the International Human Rights Law Conference at the College of Law. The one-day event brought together international leaders and practitioners in the field of Human Rights Law from around the world.... (full story)

Dean’s Statement on Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #28

The Calls to Action issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in June 2015 included, in addition to recommendations directed at post-secondary institutions and the legal profession, Call to Action 28, which specifically addressed legal education:... (full story)

A Conversation with Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella

The MLT Lecture Theatre was filled to capacity on March 2 as students, staff, faculty and friends of the College of Law congregated to hear the Honourable Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella speak about her journey to Canada’s highest court.... (full story)

College hosts “Let’s talk about Islamophobia” event

On February 24, more than 60 students from the College of Law and across campus assembled in the MLT lecture theatre to hear Khalid Minhas, an imam at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at Saskatoon, address key issues surrounding Islamophobia.... (full story)

Beth Bilson wins CBA's 2015 St. Laurent Award

Beth Bilson Q.C. of Saskatoon is the recipient of the Canadian Bar Association’s (CBA) 2015 Louis St. Laurent Award of Excellence that recognizes distinguished or exceptional service to the objectives and goals of the CBA.... (full story)

U of S team wins Best Speaker Award at International Mediation Competition

The College of Law has once again brought home an award from the International Commercial Mediation Competition. The U of S team of Bruce Gordon, Brooke Johnson, Joe Fingerote and Jordan Thompson, coached by Kathy Ford, QC, and Professor Michaela Keet, was presented with the Best Speaker Award during the closing ceremony on Feb. 10. The award was one of one of ten special awards presented and recognizes excellence in communication skills.... (full story)

College of Law welcomes new dean Martin Phillipson

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has appointed Martin Phillipson as dean of the College of Law for a five-year term beginning July 1, 2016...... (full story)

Staying Healthy with Assistant Professor Keir Vallance

The College of Law provides support to students to stay healthy through its new series of profiles of faculty members showcasing strategies to achieve balance. Learn how to create and maintain balance from first-hand experiences and insights shared by Assistant Professor Keir Vallance.... (full story)

National Council of Canadian Muslims' letter to the College of Law regarding John Gormley tweet

In light of the steps taken by the College of Law in response to the John Gormley tweet, the National Council of Canadian Muslims sent the following letter of appreciation to Acting Dean, Beth Bilson.... (full story)

Dean's message concerning John Gormley tweet

You will be aware that an article appeared in the Saskatoon Star Phoenix on November 17, 2015, concerning a tweet posted by John Gormley. The president of the Law Students’ Association, Paul Fedoroff, contacted the Dean’s office on the same day to raise student concerns about this offensive communication. On November 18, the Dean’s office contacted Mr. Gormley by e-mail and by telephone. He apologized unreservedly for the tweet, which had been removed within hours of being... (full story)

Law and Indigenous resource development: Africa and Canada

When it comes to natural resource development, governments and companies have traditionally held most of the power, but according to Ibironke Odumosu-Ayanu, communities around the world are demanding—and sometimes getting—a seat at the table...... (full story)

Remembering William (Bill) Ivan Clarke Wuttunee

William (Bill) Ivan Clarke Wuttunee (JD’52) passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Oct. 31, 2015. The following retrospective on Wuttunee’s life was shared with his colleagues and friends across the college by Acting Dean Beth Bilson.... (full story)

Beth Bilson: A trailblazer for women in law

By Debora Senger... (full story)

CLASSIC: Bridging the legal gap

It is a basic tenet of Canadian society that all citizens are equal before the law, but this view may be a bit naïve, explained Sarah Buhler, an assistant professor in the College of Law.... (full story)

Law alumna Jennifer Pereira receives 2015 Alumni Achievement Award

Law alumna Jennifer Pereira (BA’01, LLB’03) will be presented with the 2015 Alumni Achievement Award for her community leadership and contributions to her profession at a reception on October 22, 2015 at Marquis Hall.... (full story)

Law alumni Henry & Cheryl Kloppenburg give back to community

When choosing a location for their law practice, law alumni Henry and Cheryl Kloppenburg decided to stay true to their Saskatchewan roots. Kloppenburg & Kloppenburg was established in Saskatoon.... (full story)

College of Law professor Ronald C.C. Cuming receives CBA National Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring Section Lifetime Achievement Award

College of Law professor Ronald C.C. Cuming was presented with the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) National Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring Section Lifetime Achievement Award at the Section’s Pan-Canadian Insolvency Conference in Winnipeg on September 11, 2015.... (full story)

Edney kicks off 2015 McKercher Lecture Series

Guest Speaker Dennis Edney, QC, Counsel for Omar Khadr, kicked of the McKercher Lecture Series at the College of Law on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. Edney received a standing ovation from event attendees filling the MLT lecture theatre to capacity. ... (full story)

Ponak receives 2015 Bora Laskin Award

Allen Ponak, special lecturer at the College of Law and adjunct professor at the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan, has been named recipient of the 2015 Bora Laskin Award.... (full story)

Former Dean of College of Law tendered resignation to accept Provincial Court Judge appointment in Saskatoon

By Judge Sanjeev Anand... (full story)

Ripple Effect: The relationship between law, advocacy and the criminal justice system

By Debora Senger... (full story)

U of S team runner-up at MacIntyre Cup

U of S team runner-up at MacIntyre Cup... (full story)

Rewarding diversity: Brad Berg and Brian Rolfes establish LGBT Rights Scholarship at the College of Law

By Sarah Trefiak... (full story)

College Mediation Advocacy Moot team goes to Paris

The College of Law’s Mediation Advocacy Moot team successfully participated in the 2015 International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Mediation Competition in Paris, France, from February 5 to 11. ... (full story)

Odumosu-Ayanu awarded grant to research oil and gas contract models in West and Central Africa

Ibironke Odumosu-Ayanu, assistant professor at the College of Law, has been awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant worth $71,305 for her project entitled “Local Communities and Transnational Oil and Gas Contracts in West and Central Africa” ... (full story)

Prof. Emeritus Dan Ish receives Order of Canada at Rideau Hall investiture ceremony

On Nov. 21, former College of Law dean and Prof. Emeritus Dan Ish, OC, QC, was presented with the honour of Officer of the Order of Canada at an investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa... (full story)

Professor Dwight Newman named Senior Fellow of the MacDonald-Laurier Institute

The Macdonald-Laurier Institute has added Aboriginal affairs expert Dwight Newman as a Senior Fellow.... (full story)

Prairie Girl in the City

Cupcake business booming for lawyer turned baker... (full story)

Trading a badge for books

At 51, Bruce Gordon is one of the oldest law students enrolled at the College of Law. He is married, has two adult children and a new granddaughter. After retiring from the Saskatoon Police Service in 2012, Gordon moved to Vancouver to take a job with BC Justice.... (full story)

U of S hosts ABA Regional Negotiation Competition

The University of Saskatchewan College of Law was pleased to host the Region 7 American Bar Association (ABA) Negotiation Competition on Nov. 1 and 2, welcoming 32 students from seven schools including:... (full story)

Alumni Association recognizes two law alumni with achievement awards

Two College of Law alumni were honoured with University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association Achievement Awards at a special reception on Oct. 23 at Louis’ Loft.... (full story)

Law dean Sanjeev Anand appointed to Provincial Court in Saskatoon

Anand has been appointed a Provincial Court judge. Beth Bilson will now serve as interim dean for the college.... (full story)

Growing Communities: Volunteer roots run deep among law alumni

By Sarah Trefiak... (full story)

Brent Cotter appointed chair of Saskatchewan Public Complaints Commission

Professor and former dean of the College of Law, Brent Cotter, QC, has been appointed as the chair of the Saskatchewan Public Complaints Commission effective Oct. 1, 2014.... (full story)

Order of Canada recipient Kim Pate joins College of Law

The U of S College of Law welcomed Order of Canada recipient Kim Pate as the Ariel F. Sallows Chair in Human Rights on July 1.... (full story)

Convocation 2014: Law grads honoured at college reception

Photo (l-r): Jessica Buhler, Michelle Biddulph, Sanjeev Anand, Sarah-Jane Nussbaum.... (full story)

Professor Ronald C.C. Cuming presented with Master Teacher Award

College of Law professor Ronald C.C. Cuming was presented the Master Teacher award during the June 5, 2014 convocation ceremony held at TCU Place.... (full story)

College of Law welcomes inaugural Estey Chair in Business Law

The U of S College of Law welcomes Professor Roderick Wood as the first-ever holder of the Estey Chair in Business Law. He was appointed for a one-year term beginning July 1, 2014 by the college's search committee with the advice of John and Bill Estey. ... (full story)

Professor Beth Bilson wins YWCA Women of Distinction award

College of Law professor Beth Bilson was honoured at the YWCA Saskatoon Women of Distinction awards ceremony on May 29 as the winner in the category of Leadership, Management and Professions.... (full story)

The University of Saskatchewan Law Library: "Stories of My Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated"

Dear members of the College of Law community and friends,... (full story)

BLOG: Clarifying the Library Project

A response to recent questions and concerns regarding the TransformUS project associated with reconfiguring university libraries, specifically the Law Library.... (full story)

Two College of Law students receive scholarships for enhancing lives of women

Photo: College of Law dean, Sanjeev Anand, congratulates Leighanne (left) and Meaghan (right) on receiving 2014 DIVA Foundation scholarships.... (full story)

A CLASSIC example of generosity: Belsher funds access to justice initiatives

By Sarah Trefiak ... (full story)

Law Foundation chair renamed to honour H. Robert Arscott

The Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Chair at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law will now be known as the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan H. Robert Arscott Chair after the university’s Board of Governors approved the name change on March 18.... (full story)

College celebrates 2014 moot results

Photo: Ashley Smith presents Nathanial Day with the inaugural STLA Western Canada Moot award.... (full story)

U of S team wins McIntyre Cup: Advances to Sopinka Cup for sixth consecutive year

The College of Law Western Canada Moot Team of Nathanial Day, Sean Fagan, Rylund Hunter, Grace Waschuk and coach Ashley Smith won the McIntyre Cup for the second straight year in a row this past weekend in Vancouver. ... (full story)

Pro bono’s leading lady: Stephanie Yang (LLB’07) featured in CCCA magazine

Stephanie Yang, College of Law alumna and member of the Dean’s Advisory Council, was featured in the December issue of Canadian Corporate Council Association’s magazine for her role in pro-bono work in Saskatchewan.... (full story)

Professor Emeritus Daniel (Dan) Ish (BA’70, LLB’70) appointed Officer of the Order of Canada

In an announcement made by the Governor General of Canada on December 30, 2013, Professor Emeritus Daniel (Dan) Ish (BA’70, LLB’70) was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.... (full story)

The StarPhoenix: Balancing indigenous rights, energy plans

By Federica GiannelliPublished in The StarPhoenixDecember 16, 2013... (full story)

Erin Chrusch (LLB'02): It's Not Just About Football

Erin Chrusch, College of Law alumna and blogger for the Huffington Post, writes about how Rider Pride in Saskatchewan is about so much more than the game of football. ... (full story)

Kurt Dahl (LLB'05, LLM'09) and fellow U of S alumni going to the Grey Cup

University of Saskatchewan alumni will be well represented at the Canadian Football League’s (CFL) 101st Grey Cup on November 24. College of Law graduate Kurt Dahl (LLB'05, LLM'09) and his band One Bad Son will offer pre-game entertainment, opening for Ewan Currie’s (BA’11) The Sheepdogs. ... (full story)

Professor Newman awarded Canada Research Chair to examine Indigenous rights

College of Law researcher and professor Dwight Newman has been awarded a Canada Research Chair (CRC) to further his work in balancing Indigenous rights with responsible resource development.... (full story)

Vanier Scholarship awarded to Assistant Professor Bangsund

Assistant professor and Ph.D. candidate Clayton Bangsund has been awarded a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.... (full story)

Sakej Henderson elected to Royal Society of Canada

Sakej Henderson, research director of the Native Law Centre, has been elected to the Royal Society of Canada—one of Canada’s highest academic honours.... (full story)

Law student becomes grand master fiddler

As if working towards a law degree wasn’t enough, James Steele can now add Master Fiddler to his résumé; Steele was named the grand master at the Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Championships after placing first in the competition Aug. 24 in Saskatoon.... (full story)

College of Law faculty provide expertise at national legal conference

From August 17 to 20, Saskatoon played host to the 2013 Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Legal Conference attended by over 600 lawyers, judges, professors and students. A number of faculty members from the College of Law participated in the event, both as attendees and as presenters. Presentations by faculty covered a wide range of topics including: ... (full story)

College of Law recognized for its support of Canadian Forces reservists

The U of S College of Law received recognition from Canada’s military June 7 for its support of the country’s primary reserve force.... (full story)

College celebrates grads at convocation reception

Photo (l to r): Evan Herbert, Annie Alport, Jared Biden, Dean Sanjeev Anand... (full story)

The Lawyers' Weekly: A dying man's short will has a long history

Geoff Ellwand, reporter for The Lawyers' Weekly, takes a closer look at the events leading up to the death of Cecil George Harris and the creation of his infamous tractor fender will in the article "A dying man's short will has a long history".... (full story)

Hoehn wins Saskatchewan Book Award for scholarly writing

Photo (l to r):  Dean Richard Kleer, Faculty of Arts, University of Regina, Felix Hoehn and Dean Volker Greifenhagen, Luther College, University of Regina... (full story)

Experiential learning benefits students and community

Students in the College of Law’s Clinical Law program have access to an innovative and unique experiential learning opportunity that most students refer to simply as ‘CLASSIC.’ The program is a collaboration between the College of Law and a legal clinic in Saskatoon’s core, CLASSIC (Community Legal Services for Saskatoon Inner City Inc.). ... (full story)

Good news from One Bad Son

Lawyer, drummer, and College of Law alumnus Kurt Dahl (LLB’05, LLM’09), may have left the prairies and moved to Vancouver with his rock band One Bad Son, but he’s still brave enough to visit Saskatoon in the dead of winter. Last December, he and his band decided to spend three days on the outskirts of the city in frigid minus 35 degree temperatures to film the music video for Scarecrows, the second single from their self-titled album.... (full story)

LISTEN: The story of Cecil George Harris' tractor will

Listen to CBC Radio's story of the last will and testament of Cecil George Harris. The will, which is etched into a tractor fender, is currently on display at the College of Law. ... (full story)

Reconciling Sovereignties shortlisted for Saskatchewan Book Award

Assistant Professor Felix Hoehn's book, Reconciling Sovereignties: Aboriginal Nations and Canada, has been shortlisted for the Saskatchewan Book Award's Scholarly Writing Award. The shortlist of nominees was announced at a press conference on February 14, 2013 and award winners will be revealed at the 20th annual Saskatchewan Book Awards Ceremony on April 27, 2013, at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina. ... (full story)

U of S Western Canada Moot Team wins McIntyre Cup

Photo: (l to r) Ashley Smith (coach), Stephanie Frazer, Curtis Mennie, Alexandra Fox, Katherine Pintye... (full story)

Preston Manning speaks on "Politics, ethics and faith"

On Feb. 12, former Canadian politician Preston Manning delivered the College of Law's John Stack Memorial Lecture entitled "Politics, Ethics and Faith" to an audience of over 250 people at the Neatby-Timlin Theatre on campus.... (full story)

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal awarded to Associate Professor Doug Surtees

Photo: Doug Surtees (left) receives his Diamond Jubilee Medal.... (full story)

Students continue to thrive in negotiation

Photo:(l to r) Professor Michaela Keet (coach), Alex Steele and Jon Ozirny (third-year students), and Courtney MacQuarrie of FMC (coach) at the American Bar Association Negotiation Competition in Eugene, Oregon.... (full story)

Professor Daum Shanks featured in The StarPhoenix

(Photo: Michelle Berg, The StarPhoenix) Professor Daum Shanks is featured in this week's Bridges publication, in the article "A law professor for the ages".... (full story)

Roger Carter Scholarship recipients announced

The Native Law Centre has announced that the following four students are recipients of the 2012 Roger Carter Scholarship awards:... (full story)

Professor Beth Bilson recognized for support of United Way

The United Way of Saskatoon & Area has named Professor Beth Bilson, Q.C. as a recipient of the Honoured Supporter Award for her dedication and expertise in support of the organization.  Bilson was appointed to the United Way’s board of directors in 2004 and chaired the board in 2009. She is credited for creating a collegial atmosphere, encouraging important discussions around strategy and relevant issues, and for being an advocate for increasing investment to build effective charitabl... (full story)

Two law alumni honoured with 2012 Alumni Achievement Award

College of Law alumni Garrett Wilson, QC (BA’53, LLB’54) and Robert (Bob) McKercher, QC (BA’50, LLB’52) were both selected as recipients of the 2012 Alumni Achievement Award.  Garrett was recognized for his contributions to law, business, politics and literature, while Bob was acknowledged for his contributions to, and the advancement of, the law profession in Canada.  ... (full story)

Chancellor Emeritus Tom Molloy (LLB '64) to receive Saskatchewan Order of Merit

College of Law alumnus and chancellor emeritus, Tom Molloy (LLB '64), has been named as a recipient of the province's highest honour.... (full story)

College of Law establishes Estey Chair in Business Law

A $2 million donation to the University of Saskatchewan will establish the Estey Chair in Business Law in the College of Law.... (full story)

Professor Brent Cotter granted Fellowship in Legal Ethics and Professionalism Research

U of S professor Brent Cotter, along with professors Devlin and Downie from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, have been awarded the Chief Justice of Ontario Fellowship in Legal Ethics and Professionalism Research for the 2012-13 term. This distinguished group of researchers plans to use the $15,000 of fellowship funding to develop and disseminate a number of educational videos on the topic of “ethics” to law schools and the legal profession.... (full story)

Provost’s Grant awarded to Professor Sarah Buhler

College of Law professor, Sarah Buhler, along with Priscilla Settee (Department of English) and Nancy van Styvendale (Department of Native Studies), have been awarded the Provost’s Project Grant for Innovative Practice in Collaborative Teaching and Learning.  ... (full story)

Professor Hoehn releases new book “Reconciling Sovereignties”

Professor Felix Hoehn, assistant professor at the College of Law, has recently released “Reconciling Sovereignties: Aboriginal Nations and Canada”.  In this publication, Hoehn presents a persuasive case that the once unquestioned and uncritical acceptance of the Crown’s assertion of sovereignty over Aboriginal peoples and their territories is now being replaced by an emerging paradigm that recognizes the equality of Aboriginal and settler peoples and requires these peoples... (full story)

First year law students participate in inaugural welcoming ceremony

Photo credit: David Stobbe, Stobbe Photography... (full story)

Merasty family's academic success continues

U of S law graduate Cara Merasty and her ten siblings all place great value on post-secondary education.  ... (full story)

Students earn bronze at international competition

College of Law students Christine McCartney and Natasha Singh placed third at the International Negotiation Competition held in Belfast, Ireland on July 3-7.  The competition, hosted by the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queen’s University, featured 16 teams from across the globe, each representing a client by negotiating international business transactions in a simulated situation.... (full story)

New co-directors of Legal Research & Writing Program announced

As of July 1, 2012, the college has added two tenured-track professors to the faculty complement.  Among their teaching duties, Robin Hansen and Felix Hoehn will be co-directors of the Legal Research & Writing program.  Through the program, our students gain practical skills in legal drafting as well as legal research.... (full story)

College celebrates 2012 graduates

At right: Léa Lapointe(L) accepts the Leadership Scholarship in Memory of Marj Benson from Marj's mother, Margaret Benson.... (full story)

von Tigerstrom receives 2012 CALT Award

Professor Barbara von Tigerstrom has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 CALT Award for Academic Excellence.  The Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT) Annual Prize for Academic Excellence honours exceptional contribution to research and law teaching by a Canadian law teacher in mid-career.  ... (full story)

Innovation in learning

By Kris Foster... (full story)

President MacKinnon awarded inaugural Prime Ministers of Canada Fellowship

University of Saskatchewan President and College of Law alumnus Peter MacKinnon has been named the first recipient of the Prime Ministers of Canada Fellowship, an initiative of the Public Policy Forum to enhance governance in Canada.... (full story)

Redford Elected Premier

Congratulations to Alison Redford (LLB ’88), leader of the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party, who became Alberta’s first elected female premier following the April 23 Alberta provincial election.... (full story)

Kawaskimhon National Moot

The 2012 Kawaskimhon National Aboriginal Rights Moot was hosted by our college, the Native Law Centre, and the Aboriginal Law Students Association on March 2-4, 2012. ... (full story)

Experts discuss access to justice

At right: Justice Ramiro de Devaldivia Cano (centre right) shares his perspective as a justice on the Supreme Court of Peru. Seated to his left are Justice Gloria Smith, Supreme Court of Jamaica, and Justice Samuel Marful-Sau, Judicial Training Institute of Ghana. ... (full story)

Newman earns new researcher award

Law professor Dwight Newman was honored as the recipient of the University of Saskatchewan's 2011 New Researcher Award, at a reception hosted by the College of Law in October. ... (full story)

First-year law students honoured

Congratulations to first-year law students earning entrance awards in 2011, who were joined for this photo by donor representatives. ... (full story)

Graduate students welcomed with luncheon

New students entering the college's Graduate Studies Program were welcomed with a luncheon on Sept. 21, 2011.... (full story)

Convocation reception recognizes achievement

College of Law students - including our gold, silver and bronze medalists for 2011 being recognized here by Acting Dean Beth Bilson - who convocated in spring 2011 enjoyed a reception and award presentation with family, friends, faculty and staff in the Fraser Milner Casgrain Student Lounge at the college following the convocation ceremony. ... (full story)