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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.

The newly named chair honours H. Robert Arscott, F.C.A., who served as secretary of the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan (LFS) from 1973 until his retirement in 2013.

“During his remarkable tenure, Mr. Arscott was for many in the legal profession, the grantee community, and the public generally, the face of the Law Foundation,” said Robert Gibbings, QC, vice chair of the Foundation, in a letter to the U of S Board of Governors.

Gibbings added, “Mr. Arscott has played a nearly indispensible role in the stewardship of the Foundation’s funds and investments, which has permitted the LFS to make grants well in excess of $60 million since its first granting year.”

The Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Chair was established in 1989 under an agreement between the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan and the University of Saskatchewan. Chair holders are accomplished legal scholars or other outstanding persons with a background in law and a demonstrated interest in scholarly investigation and practice relating to issues in law and policy.

Photo: Chair of the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan, John McIntosh, Q.C. (left) and Robert Gibbings, Q.C., (right) present Robert (Bob) Arscott, F.C.A. (centre) with the official documents confirming the newly named Law Foundation of Saskatchewan H. Robert Arscott Chair.