Jun 5, 2024

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.

Jun 9, 2023

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 2023. These medals are awarded to the students with the highest academic standing in the Juris Doctor graduating class.

Jan 9, 2023

People of USask: Deborah and Verla Chatsis

“My parents really valued education and really supported us to go to university. Deborah received so much through her education at USask and I think she really wanted to make sure others had the opportunity to achieve their university education opportunities and goals.”- Verla Chatsis (BA’84, BSP’85)

Jan 6, 2023

Class of 1972 Gives Back in an Exceptional Way

Upon their graduation in 1972, the law class promised to stay close and keep in touch. This bond is still strong, as half of the Class of 1972 gathered for a reunion in July 2022 to celebrate 50 years and create a remarkable, inspiring legacy.

Oct 20, 2022

USask-led Access to Justice Week examines Saskatchewan family justice system

The University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) College of Law is collaborating with local and national partners to focus on data and evidence informed policy making for the seventh annual Saskatchewan Access to Justice Week, taking place Oct. 24-28 in conjunction with the third annual Canada Access to Justice Week. Please see the full article linked below on PAWS.

Oct 6, 2022

2022 Saskatchewan A2J Week Schedule of Events posted

The Seventh Annual Saskatchewan Access to Justice Week is October 24-28, 2022. This year, Saskatchewan is collaborating with local and national partners to co-host A2J Week events aimed at engaging both justice stakeholders and the public at large. We invite you to get involved in the events, and join the conversation!

Aug 17, 2021

Changing the narrative

The racism Lua Gibb (LLB'05) endured as a young girl set a fire in her belly. She vowed to stand up for Indigenous people so no other little girls would endure the same prejudice she did.

Jun 2, 2021

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 2021. These medals are awarded to the students with the highest academic standing in the Juris Doctor graduating class.

May 14, 2021

Archer Bell: From reality TV to completing his law degree

On June 2, 2021, Archer Bell will graduate with a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) College of Law, the culmination of a global academic journey that took him overseas to earn a degree in Mandarin from the University of Xiamen, and featured a return trip to China to become a reality TV star.

Apr 5, 2021

Looking back: Making the shift to online operations

The early days of March 2020 were a stressful time in the College of Law. Following the announcement on March 13 that classes would move to remote delivery, faculty and staff had only three working days to adjust to online courses and another two weeks to prepare for final examinations to be held remotely.

Mar 12, 2021

Two USask law students selected for Supreme Court of Canada clerkships

Five minutes before the 2021 Dean’s Forum was about to begin, third-year law student Levi Graham received a call that left him speechless. The Honourable Justice Brown was on the other line, letting him know that he had been selected for a 2022-23 clerkship at the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC).

Jan 14, 2021

Law Society donates to Wunusweh Lecture Fund

At a December 2020 meeting of the Law Society of Saskatchewan benchers, it was announced that a donation of $3000 would be made to the College of Law’s Wunusweh Lecture Fund.

Oct 9, 2020

Law lecture series focused on re-envisioning policing

As the fall edition of the McKercher Lecture Series at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) College of Law moves online, the speakers committee has decided to view this shift in operations as a new opportunity.

Aug 12, 2020

Ten new bursaries of $3,000 available for students in the French Common Law Certification Program at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa

Students in the French Common Law Certificate Program at the University of Ottawa now have access to ten bursaries worth $3,000 each. The bursaries have been made available through a new Bursaries for Postsecondary Studies in French as a Second Language (FSL) Program, administered by the Association des collèges et universités de la francophonie canadienne (ACUFC), and funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Jul 3, 2020

College of Law response to Statement on Anti-Black Racism by the Canadian Council of Law Deans (CCLD)

The College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan acknowledges the recent statement on Anti-Black Racism by the Council of Canadian Law Deans (CCLD) which stated, in part, that “members of the CCLD stand in solidarity with all who mourn and who have denounced examples of systemic racism in Canadian and other societies, and, in particular, violence perpetrated against racialized people in Canada.”

Jun 26, 2020

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.

May 8, 2020

Simulating the real world: Medico-legal negotiations

Medicine, nursing and dentistry students are not the only groups benefiting from the Health Sciences Building completed in December 2019. In an ongoing cross-college collaboration, USask College of Law students have been able to utilize the space and technology in the Clinical Learning Resource Centre (CLRC) to simulate medico-legal disputes.

Mar 2, 2020

USask Law: 2020 National Tax Moot Champions

The USask team of Madison Miller and Graham Fuga (appellant team), along with Anna Lekach and Will Hampton (respondent team), brought home the top prize at the 2020 Donald GH Bowman National Tax Moot, held Feb. 27-28 in Toronto.

Feb 12, 2020

Watson presented with Indigenous Achievement Award

Pam Watson, a second-year student at USask Law, was presented with a Community Award during the University of Saskatchewan’s Indigenous Achievement Awards held at the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre on Feb. 6.

Oct 10, 2019

USask Law graduate to clerk for Supreme Court Chief Justice Wagner

Katherine Starks has an interesting few years ahead of her. The recent graduate of the University of Saskatchewan College of Law is clerking at the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal in 2019-2020 after which she will take her freshly-honed skills all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada, where she has been selected to clerk for Chief Justice Richard Wagner in 2020-2021.

Aug 23, 2019

College of Law and CLASSIC honoured with international award

The University of Saskatchewan’s College of Law and CLASSIC (Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City Inc), have recently been named co-recipients of the 2019 Sir David Watson Award for Community University Partnerships.

Jul 30, 2019

Nunavut law program to establish clinic for legal training

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) legal education program designed to increase the number of practicing lawyers in Nunavut has received $341,000 through the Justice Partnership and Innovation Program over the next two years.

Jul 12, 2019

A lifetime of achievement for USask College of Law professor

When Ronald C.C. Cuming began teaching at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) in the 1960s, email, podcasts and video-recorded lectures did not yet exist, law classes were taught out of the Murray Library, and Otto Lang was dean of the law school. Over the past half century, Cuming has witnessed a world of change at the College of Law and has played a large role in changing laws around the world.

Jul 12, 2019

USask has always been home for Bilson

Little did she know that 66 years later she would be a key member of the university’s leadership team, a leading law scholar and the longest-serving active female professor on campus.

Feb 4, 2019

Examining guardianship law’s effectiveness

Professor Doug Surtees has devoted much of his research work to elder and disability law. His latest project is combining those two interests and taking a deep look at guardianship orders to ensure that legislation surrounding the topic is achieving what it was intended to.

Jan 25, 2019

New group makes environmental law a priority

After being told time after time that she would have to move out of Saskatchewan if she wanted to work on environmental law issues, Taylor Anne Yee decided to start making her own opportunities.

Jan 15, 2019

New award celebrates a mother’s legacy

The University of Saskatchewan holds a special place in Ena Chadha’s heart. It was where she received her law degree, it was where she met her husband, and it was where she began to deeply explore the vast areas of human rights and constitutional law.

Dec 20, 2018

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 Law that allows select students the opportunity to gain valuable skills in French legal writing and advocacy as well as a deep understanding of the important issues surrounding language rights in Canada.

Dec 14, 2018

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.

Nov 15, 2018

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 difference in the community.

Jun 6, 2018

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.

May 10, 2018

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) to investigate issues related to the commercialization of blood and tissue in Canada.