L to R: Martin Phillipson (Dean of USask Law), Professor Tara Dean (Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Brighton), and Associate Professor Sarah Buhler (USask Law)

USask College of Law and CLASSIC presented with Sir David Watson Award for Community-University Partnership

Martin Phillipson, Dean of Law, and Associate Professor Sarah Buhler proudly accepted the Sir David Watson Award for Community University Partnerships during the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement’s (NCCPE) Engage Conference in Bristol, UK, on Dec. 4, 2019.

The award, created in memory of the former University of Brighton vice-chancellor, recognizes the combined efforts of community and university partners towards making a difference to the shared lives of people in their shared community.

The University of Brighton’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tara Dean, who presented the award, said: “This is an excellent international example of a community-university partnership that is making a difference. Since starting in 2008, the CLASSIC project has served an average of 1100 clients a year through its various services including a Walk-In Advocacy Clinic. It is a worthy winner.” 

In 2018, CLASSIC provided legal representation to more than 750 low-income clients and helped another 250 obtain government-issued identification.

Read the award announcement from earlier this year.