College of Law alumna named to senate

Yvonne Boyer (JD '96) will be the first senator for Ontario to identify as Indigenous.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Program of Legal Studies for Native People gets new name

The Native Law Centre (NLC) at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law has renamed its flagship program, the Program of Legal Studies for Native People, to the Native Law Centre Summer Program.

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Cross-college project offers students fresh insights

Participating in simulated malpractice lawsuits has given students from the College of Law and the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) a new, interdisciplinary learning opportunity.

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Committed to helping others

As a pageant queen and lawyer-in-training, Siera Bearchell is using her voice to advocate for those who are not always heard.

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Public, justice, healthcare and library sectors come together for access to justice solutions

On Oct. 16, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice officially proclaimed Saskatchewan’s Second Annual Access to Justice Week.

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College of Law announces refugee scholarship

The college will fully fund the tuition, student fees and textbooks of one Juris Doctor (JD) student, who has claimed or is claiming refugee status in Canada, for the duration of their three-year law degree.

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Students negotiate their way to victory

Third-year students Christina Judge and Jacey Safnuk claimed first place in the College of Law’s 2017 negotiation competition on Oct 27.

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Nunavut law students question candidates at inaugural forum

Candidates contesting Iqaluit's four constituencies fielded questions from Nunavut Arctic College students in a forum organized by the Nunavut Student Association.

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The mighty Hughes returns

The College of Law welcomed alumnus, former Sask. judge and BC conflict-of-interest commissioner Ted Hughes (LLB '50) and his family at a book launch in his honour on Oct. 12.

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Ceremony welcomes new students

The College of Law's First Year Welcoming Ceremony, which took place on Sept. 19, is an annual ritual which marks the beginning of the students’ journey into legal studies.

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College of Law launches Nunavut Law Program

The program, which brings a law degree to the territory for the first time in over a decade, officially welcomed 25 new students at a special ceremony in Iqaluit on Sept. 11.

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The gift of support through difficult times

For Kellie Wuttunee, family is everything.

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Law alumni profiled in U of S Nation Builder list

Individuals from Saskatchewan have played a disproportionately large role on the national stage and beyond in championing human rights and social justice, with their contributions helping to build a nation.

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Discover our Research Video Series: Simple Framework for Risk Analysis

U of S College of Law professors Heather Heavin and Michaela Keet discuss their "Simple Framework for Risk Analysis" project and the impact it has on the way legal services are delivered.

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Law alumna Palbinder Shergill appointed as first turbaned judge in Canada

Palbinder Kaur Shergill, QC (LLB'90), a sole practitioner with Shergill & Company, was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in New Westminster on June 23, 2017.

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Discover our Research Video Series: Mortgage Law Reform in Saskatchewan

Distinguished Professor Ron Cuming discusses his work on mortgage law reform in the province of Saskatchewan and how he connects his research to the lectures he delivers in the classroom.

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Discover our Research Video Series: Natural Resource and Development

Associate Professor Ibironke Odumosu-Ayanu talks about her research on the interaction between natural resource development and local communities around the world.

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Discover our Research Video Series: Community-Engaged Research

U of S College of Law associate professor Sarah Buhler talks about her work in the area of access to justice through community-engaged research.

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Law grad follows roots of success at U of S

Jasmine Lothian’s first move after high school was leaving her Saskatchewan home and catching a flight west to the sunshine and beaches of coastal California.

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U of S Western Canada Moot Team victorious at 2017 Sopinka Cup

The U of S Western Canada Moot Team, based out of the College of Law, is celebrating after a win at a national moot competition this past weekend.

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College of Law appoints Northern Director for the Nunavut Law Program

Martin Phillipson, dean of the College of Law, is delighted to announce the appointment of Stephen Mansell as the Northern Director of the Nunavut Law Program effective May 8, 2017.

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U of S team to compete in inaugural Canadian negotiation competition

Two teams from the University of Saskatchewan College of Law will participate in the First Annual Canadian National Negotiation Competition this weekend at the University of Manitoba.

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2017 Dispute Resolution Week focuses on client-centred advocacy skills

The annual first-year dispute resolution program kicked off today at the College of Law. This mandatory, one-week program is about the lawyer-client relationship, at the heart of lawyering.

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Jacqui Shumiatcher recognized during National Philanthropy Day

As part of National Philanthropy Day celebrations, the Saskatoon chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals awarded Jacqui Shumiatcher for her decades of generosity to the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and its students.

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Cromwell named honourary fellow of CREATE Justice

Access to justice is something that has been on the Honourable Thomas Cromwell’s mind since his second year of law school, but he has difficulty pointing to a particular point in time when the initiative became his prime focus. Rather, it’s been a product of many experiences over the span of his car...

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Justice research centre established at the College of Law

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Dean of Law, Martin Phillipson is pleased to announce the establishment of the CREATE Justice research centre, which will operate within the law college.

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Associate Professor Sarah Buhler receives award at fall convocation

Buhler was presented with the Award for Distinction in Community-Engaged Teaching and Scholarship at the Fall Convocation ceremony on Oct. 22, 2016.

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Professor Newman elected to Royal Society’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Professor Dwight Newman has been selected as a member of the 2016 cohort of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada.

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Law student Graham Sharp wins CIAJ’s 2016 Christine Huglo Robertson Essay Prize

On Aug. 30, 2016, the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ) announced that College of Law student Graham Sharp is the recipient of the 2016 Christine Huglo Robertson Essay Prize for his text The Right of Access to Justice Under the Rule of Law: Guaranteeing an Effective Remedy.

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Remembering Harry Dahlem, QC (LLB'61)

The College of Law is saddened to hear of the passing of Harry Dahlem, QC, a proud alumnus and strong supporter of our college.

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Government of Nunavut partners with U of S on law degree program

Nunavut Arctic College (NAC), through the Government of Nunavut (GN), has awarded the design and delivery of a new law degree program to the University of Saskatchewan (U of S).

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Professor Poitras named a commissioner in the MMIW inquiry

Marilyn Poitras, an assistant professor in the College of Law, will serve as a commissioner in the inquiry. An expert in constitutional and Aboriginal law, her professional life prior to joining the college in 2009 was a fusion of law, governance, community and institutional education.

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Martin Phillipson: Q&A with the incoming dean

As he prepares for his new role as dean, long-time College of Law faculty member Martin Phillipson answers some questions about himself, the college and his hopes for the future.

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Professor Barbara von Tigerstrom named to Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation

Professor Barbara von Tigerstrom will be part of the Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation the Government of Canada announced today (June 30). The task force will seek input on the design of a new system to legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to marijuana.

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Cuming adds distinguished to title

College of Law Professor Ron C.C. Cuming has been awarded the title of Distinguished Professor by the University of Saskatchewan.

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Dean's Forum moves ahead with key recommendations

Since 2013, the Dean’s Forum on Dispute Resolution and Access to Justice has been on a mission to research, consult and discuss solutions to access to justice barriers in Saskatchewan. Now, some of those solutions are becoming one step closer to reality.

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Law Student crowned Miss Universe Canada

A University of Saskatchewan law student is the new Miss Universe Canada. Siera Bearchell was crowned Miss Universe Canada on Saturday night in Toronto, topping a field of more than 60 national finalists vying for the right to represent the country in Miss Universe 2016 in Las Vegas in December.

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Professors Heavin and Keet co-recipients of the Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship

The Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ) announced that Heather Heavin, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies and Michaela Keet, Associate Professor at the College of Law, were the co-recipients of the 2016 Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship for their research pro...

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Remembering David Eldon (Tom) Gauley

David Eldon (Tom) Gauley, CM, QC, (LLB’43) passed away peacefully on May 4, 2016.

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Six law alumni win seats in provincial election

Congratulations to the following College of Law alumni who were chosen to represent their ridings as Members of the Legislative Assembly in the 2016 Saskatchewan Provincial Election on April 4, 2016:

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2016 Moot Roundup

A summary of the College of Law's 2016 mooting achievements.

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‘Building Resilience’ workshop encourages mindfulness in times of stress

With exam time around the corner, the Career Office at the College of Law hosted a workshop aimed at providing students with tools to deal with negative stress they might encounter in law school and in their legal careers.

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University of Saskatchewan partners with U of Ottawa on French common law certificate

A new certificate in French common law will provide new opportunities for bilingual students and increase access to legal services in French in francophone minority communities.

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College of Law hosts fourth annual Dean’s Forum on Dispute Resolution and Access to Justice

The fourth annual meeting of the Dean’s Forum on Dispute Resolution and Access to Justice was held at the College of Law on February 29, 2016. This year, the Forum focused on two themes: (1) Putting the Public First; and (2) ‘Action’ to Justice: Addressing Access to Justice in the Saskatchewan Court...

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VIDEO: International Human Rights Law Conference

On Feb. 26, 2016, Anne-Marie Cotter, Law Foundation of Saskatchewan H. Robert Arscott Chair, hosted the International Human Rights Law Conference at the College of Law. The one-day event brought together international leaders and practitioners in the field of Human Rights Law from around the world.

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A Conversation with Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella

The MLT Lecture Theatre was filled to capacity on March 2 as students, staff, faculty and friends of the College of Law congregated to hear the Honourable Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella speak about her journey to Canada’s highest court.

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College hosts “Let’s talk about Islamophobia” event

On February 24, more than 60 students from the College of Law and across campus assembled in the MLT lecture theatre to hear Khalid Minhas, an imam at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at Saskatoon, address key issues surrounding Islamophobia.

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Beth Bilson wins CBA's 2015 St. Laurent Award

Beth Bilson Q.C. of Saskatoon is the recipient of the Canadian Bar Association’s (CBA) 2015 Louis St. Laurent Award of Excellence that recognizes distinguished or exceptional service to the objectives and goals of the CBA.

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U of S team wins Best Speaker Award at International Mediation Competition

The College of Law has once again brought home an award from the International Commercial Mediation Competition.

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College of Law welcomes new dean Martin Phillipson

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has appointed Martin Phillipson as dean of the College of Law for a five-year term beginning July 1, 2016...

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Staying Healthy with Assistant Professor Keir Vallance

The College of Law offers support to students to stay healthy through its new series of profiles of faculty members who have developed strategies to create and maintain balance. Learn how faculty members achieve balance in the college’s first faculty profile.

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National Council of Canadian Muslims' letter to the College of Law regarding John Gormley tweet

The National Council of Canadian Muslims "welcomes the steps taken by the College of Law to address the highly offensive and Islamophobic tweet posted by John Gormley, an adjunct professor at the College..."

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Dean's message concerning John Gormley tweet

You will be aware that an article appeared in the Saskatoon Star Phoenix on November 17, 2015, concerning a tweet posted by John Gormley. The president of the Law Students’ Association, Paul Fedoroff, contacted the Dean’s office on the same day to raise student concerns about this offensive communic...

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Law and Indigenous resource development: Africa and Canada

When it comes to natural resource development, governments and companies have traditionally held most of the power, but according to Ibironke Odumosu-Ayanu, communities around the world are demanding—and sometimes getting—a seat at the table.

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Remembering William (Bill) Ivan Clarke Wuttunee

William (Bill) Ivan Clarke Wuttunee (JD’52) passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Oct. 31, 2015. The following retrospective on Wuttunee’s life was shared with his colleagues and friends across the college by Acting Dean Beth Bilson.

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Beth Bilson: A trailblazer for women in law

As a young female law student completing her Ph.D., Beth Bilson’s academic prowess and leadership skills stood out. Earmarked for success, Bilson was recruited for a faculty position in the law school by a former college leader.

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CLASSIC: Bridging the legal gap

It is a basic tenet of Canadian society that all citizens are equal before the law, but this view may be a bit naïve, explained Sarah Buhler, an assistant professor in the College of Law.

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Law alumna Jennifer Pereira receives 2015 Alumni Achievement Award

Law alumna Jennifer Pereira (BA’01, LLB’03) will be presented with the 2015 Alumni Achievement Award for her community leadership and contributions to her profession at a reception on October 22, 2015 at Marquis Hall.

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Law alumni Henry & Cheryl Kloppenburg give back to community

When choosing a location for their law practice, law alumni Henry and Cheryl Kloppenburg decided to stay true to their Saskatchewan roots. Kloppenburg & Kloppenburg was established in Saskatoon.

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College of Law professor Ronald C.C. Cuming receives CBA National Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring Section Lifetime Achievement Award

College of Law professor Ronald C.C. Cuming was presented with the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) National Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring Section Lifetime Achievement Award at the Section’s Pan-Canadian Insolvency Conference in Winnipeg on September 11, 2016.

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Edney kicks off 2015 McKercher Lecture Series

On Wednesday, Sept. 9, Guest Speaker Dennis Edney, QC, Counsel for Omar Khadr, kicked of the McKercher Lecture Series at the College of Law.

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Ponak receives 2015 Bora Laskin Award

Allen Ponak, special lecturer at the College of Law and adjunct professor at the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan, has been named recipient of the 2015 Bora Laskin Award.

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Former Dean of College of Law tendered resignation to accept Provincial Court Judge appointment in Saskatoon

As many of you know, I tendered my resignation as dean of law on October 16, 2014, to accept an appointment as a judge of the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan.

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Ripple Effect: The relationship between law, advocacy and the criminal justice system

Order of Canada recipient Kim Pate was appointed by the University of Saskatchewan College of Law as the Ariel F. Sallows Chair in Human Rights in June of 2014.

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U of S team runner-up at MacIntyre Cup

The College of Law Western Canada Moot team was runner-up at the 2015 MacIntyre Cup competition held in in Saskatoon from Feb. 5 to 7.

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Rewarding diversity: Brad Berg and Brian Rolfes establish LGBT Rights Scholarship at the College of Law

The duo’s generous commitment over four years recognizes students’ exemplary commitment to the pursuit of LGBT rights.

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College Mediation Advocacy Moot team goes to Paris

The College of Law’s Mediation Advocacy Moot team returned from the 2015 International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Mediation Competition in Paris, France, from February 5 to 11 with one of 10 special awards.

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