Law Society of Saskatchewan Medals Awarded to Top Law Graduates

The College of Law is pleased to announce the recipients of the Law Society of Saskatchewan gold, silver and bronze medals for 2024. These medals are awarded to the students with the highest academic standing in the Juris Doctor graduating class.

Gold Medalist – Caydence Marley

Caydence is a proud treaty 4 member of the Métis nation of Saskatchewan. She was recently awarded the Order of Gabriel Dumont Bronze Medal for her outstanding contributions to Métis leadership and cultural advancement. She is particularly proud of her ongoing contributions to helping the Métis nation develop a traditional Métis birthing and midwifery centre in Batoche.

As a Métis person, family is very important to Caydence. Her parents, siblings, and 5 nephews have all been massive supports for Caydence throughout her law school journey, particularly her partner of 7 years, Riley, and her twin sister Kennedy. Kennedy has literally been by her side every step of the way through law school. Caydence and Kennedy felt very fortunate to share a sisters trip to London England last month to celebrate the end of their law school journeys together. 

During law school, and particularly during her last term working with Brian Pfefferle, she solidified her passion for criminal defence. She is furthering that passion working as a clerk at the Court of Appeal with Justices Schwann, Jackson and Kalmakoff, a position that she began just this Monday. 

Silver Medalist – Kennedy Marley

Kennedy is a Métis woman traditionally from Treaty 4 Territory. Raised just east of Regina, she has spent the past five years pursuing her university studies here in Saskatoon.

Kennedy came to university eager to build connection with others, and the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Law proved just the place to do that. She leaves law school with a group of lifelong friends and with valuable connections to professors, cultural advisors, and members of the legal profession at large.

Throughout university, Kennedy has been supported by a community of people. She ultimately owes her success to her family, her friends, and the Métis Nation. In particular, the Gabriel Dumont Institute has encouraged, championed, and celebrated her successes and her dedication to her culture. As an acknowledgement of her leadership, community involvement, and performance throughout university, the Gabriel Dumont Institute recently awarded Kennedy a bronze medal and she was invested into the Order of Gabriel Dumont.

Kennedy leaves law school with an endless list of great memories, among them being receiving a 48% on her criminal law midterm despite that being the only type of law she hopes to pursue. Beyond the exams and papers though, it was the unofficial “Law Girls Book Club”, traditions like Legal Follies, and hour-long chats after class that made law school a genuinely fun experience and one that has shaped her profoundly.

Although law school has ended, Kennedy has much to look forward to, including this upcoming year of clerking with the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan for Justices Tholl and Bardai. After clerking, Kennedy hopes to plant roots in Saskatoon and pursue a career in criminal defence. 

Bronze Medalist – Laura Rask

Laura grew up on a farm near Birch Hills, Saskatchewan. She completed two years of her Commerce Degree at the Edwards School of Business prior to being accepted into law school.

She will be clerking at Saskatchewan’s Court of King’s Bench for the year following law school. After that, she hopes to work in the legal field, specifically close to her hometown so she can continue her involvement in farming.

She looks forward to learning and specializing in types of law that will help meet the needs of the people close to her home.   


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