2018 News Archive
Students earning Certification in Common Law in French having <i>la meilleure</i> experience
Since 2016, USask College of Law students have been offered the option to pursue Certification in Common Law in French (CCLF)—a partnership with the University of Ottawa Faculty in...
Career of possibility: Deborah Fry’s trailblazing career choices
On June 22, 2018, Deborah E. Fry (JD’80) was appointed as the first female Chief Justice of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Professor Dwight Newman honoured with Queen’s Counsel designation
College of Law professor and Canada Research Chair at USask, Dr. Dwight Newman (PhD), is among 18 Saskatchewan lawyers honoured with 2018 Queen’s Counsel designations by the Provin...
Inuit students happy to have JD program
Born in Nunavut, 300 kilometres from the Arctic Circle, Robert Comeau never dreamed of going to law school one day, never mind having the opportunity right in his own community.
Chartrand appointed to expert panel to advance work of Court Challenges Program
Larry Chartrand, academic director of the Wiyasiwewin Mikiwahp Native Law Centre at the University of Saskatchewan has been appointed as a member of the human rights expert panel o...
Law students honoured on National Philanthropy Day
On National Philanthropy Day, the University of Saskatchewan joined numerous non-profits in Saskatoon to recognize the donors, volunteers and supporters who make a positive differe...
Alumnus’ gift gives law students from Iqaluit opportunity to attend Indigenous conference
A generous gift from University of Saskatchewan (USask) alumnus Ken Fredeen (LLB’83) has allowed five USask students from Iqaluit to travel to Saskatoon for the first time since th...
Third annual Saskatchewan Access to Justice Week begins at U of S
For a third year in a row, the University of Saskatchewan’s (U of S) College of Law and justice stakeholders from across the province are coming together to bring awareness to acce...
Native Law Centre honoured with Indigenous name
At a May 18 ceremony, the U of S Native Law Centre (NLC) added the Cree words “Wiyasiwewin Mikiwahp” meaning “law lodge” to its current name.
College of Law partners with provincial government to support Indigenous students
The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has committed to reserve two seats in the College of Law's Juris Doctor (JD) program annually for Indigenous students from Newfoundland and ...
Honourary degree for law alumnus
College of Law alumnus Merlis Belsher (LLB'63) received an honourary Doctor of Laws at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Spring Convocation on June 7.
Law professor recognized for community work
College of Law Associate Professor Sarah Buhler receives the Elizabeth Fry Society of Saskatchewan Lady Justice Award.
U of S Gladue Rights Research Database first of its kind in Canada
SASKATOON—A unique-in-Canada research database developed and launched at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) will help to ensure the Gladue rights of Indigenous people are full...
Law professor collaborates on Canadian Blood Services research
Barbara von Tigerstrom will work with colleagues at the Johnson Shoyama School of Public Policy (JSGS), the University of Alberta College of Law and Canadian Blood Services (CBS) t...
Remembering Douglas A. Schmeiser (BA’54, LLB’56)
The College of Law is sad to share the passing of Professor and Dean Emeritus Douglas A. Schmeiser, SOM, QC.
College of Law alumna named to senate
Yvonne Boyer (JD '96) will be the first senator for Ontario to identify as Indigenous.
Moot, class provides new learning opportunities in family law
The College of Law is responding to the growing need for lawyers trained in family law negotiation skills.
Nunavut students taking first steps in long climb to law degrees
Now in their second semester, the students of the Nunavut Law Program have been working hard to master the foundations of a legal education.
Law students come together at the University of Saskatchewan for national negotiation competition
Strong performance earns College of Law team fourth place, as Osgoode Hall claim top spot.
Moot season kicks off
The next two months will see University of Saskatchewan (U of S) College of Law teams participate in 11 different mooting competitions.
Usask Law alumnus Tom Molloy appointed Saskatchewan’s next lieutenant governor
Former U of S chancellor Tom Molloy (BA '64, LLB '64) has been named as the province's new lieutenant governor.
Students benefit from professional coaching at Dispute Resolution (DR) Week
The College of Law’s annual DR Week saw dispute resolution experts coach first-year students in negotiation, mediation, and skills at the core of the lawyer-client relationship.