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2020 Law Society of Saskatchewan Medallists (l to r): Graham Fuga, Larissa Meredith-Flister, Scott Hunter

Law Society of Saskatchewan medals awarded to top law grads

The College of Law is pleased to announce the recipients of the Law Society of Saskatchewan gold, silver and bronze medals for 2020. These medals are awarded to the students with the highest academic standing in the Juris Doctor graduating class.

Gold Medallist - Graham Fuga

Originally from Winnipeg, Graham relocated to Saskatoon for career opportunities prior to starting law school. 

During his time as a USask law student, he spent a term at CLASSIC and participated in the 2020 Donald G.H. Bowman National Tax moot in Toronto where Graham and his teammates won “Best Team” and “Best Factum - Appellant”.

This summer, Graham will be clerking with the Tax Court of Canada. Upon completion of his clerkship, he will join Pitblado Law in Winnipeg with interest in pursuing a career in tax litigation.

Graham thanks all the professors, sessional instructors, administrators and support staff who supported him and his classmates on their law school journey.  

“All of the staff were welcoming, eager to help, and made time in their schedules for us. They were also willing to answer the never-ending list of questions I had at the end of each class. My experience at USask College of Law has been the best educational experience in my life, due to the dedicated staff at the College of Law,” said Graham.

 

Silver Medallist - Larissa Meredith-Flister

During her time at the College of Law, Larissa was on the editorial board of the Saskatchewan Law Review and in her last year served as a managing editor of the SLR. She also competed in the Jessup Moot and was the French participant for the Laskin Moot. 

Larissa is incredibly grateful to her wife for encouraging her to pursue law school and for being incredibly supportive of her studies and my career. She is also grateful to the professors at the college for their patience on the countless occasions she showed up at their offices with dozens of questions, as well as to Dean Phillipson and Associate Dean Surtees for creating a very supportive, welcoming environment. 

Larissa is currently clerking at the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal for Chief Justice Richards, Justice Ryan-Froslie, and Justice Leurer. 

 

Bronze Medallist - Scott Hunter

Scott is a born-and-raised prairie boy, growing up in Hanna, Alberta. Prior to law school, he received a Bachelor of Arts in History with Great Distinction from the University of Lethbridge. During the summer months Scott worked as a coal miner.  

While attending law school Scott had the opportunity to participate in two university exchanges. He studied at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands and at the University of Lapland, Finland, just south of the Arctic Circle.

Scott has begun his articles at the Calgary office of Torys LLP, an international business law firm, and is very excited about this next step in his legal career while learning all he can in the months and years ahead.

Scott is grateful and extremely proud to be recognized as a bronze medallist. He thanks the many benefactors of the college for creating merit-based scholarships which reward hard work and incentivize achievement.

 

The College of Law thanks the Law Society of Saskatchewan for supporting these awards.

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