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.
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.
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...
On June 22, 2018, Deborah E. Fry (JD’80) was appointed as the first female Chief Justice of Newfoundland and Labrador.
College of Law professor and Canada Research Chair at USask, Dr. Dwight Newman (PhD), is among 18 Saskatchewan lawyers honoured with 2018 Queen’s Counsel designations by the Province of Saskatchewan.
Larry Chartrand, academic director of the Wiyasiwewin Mikiwahp Native Law Centre at the University of Saskatchewan has been appointed as a member of the human rights expert panel of the Court Challenges Program (CCP).
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.
A generous gift from University of Saskatchewan (USask) alumnus Ken Fredeen (LLB’83) has allowed five USask students from Iqaluit to travel to Saskatoon for the first time since the Nunavut Law Program was established at the College of Law.
For a third year in a row, the University of Saskatchewan’s (U of S) College of Law and justice stakeholders from across the province are coming together to bring awareness to access to justice.
The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has committed to reserve two seats in the College of Law's Juris Doctor (JD) program annually for Indigenous students from Newfoundland and Labrador.
SASKATOON—A unique-in-Canada research database developed and launched at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) will help to ensure the Gladue rights of Indigenous people are fully accounted for during sentencing.
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.
The College of Law is responding to the growing need for lawyers trained in family law negotiation skills.
Now in their second semester, the students of the Nunavut Law Program have been working hard to master the foundations of a legal education.
Strong performance earns College of Law team fourth place, as Osgoode Hall claim top spot.
Former U of S chancellor Tom Molloy (BA '64, LLB '64) has been named as the province's new lieutenant governor.
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.
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.
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.
On Oct. 16, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice officially proclaimed Saskatchewan’s Second Annual Access to Justice Week.
Candidates contesting Iqaluit's four constituencies fielded questions from Nunavut Arctic College students in a forum organized by the Nunavut Student Association.
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.
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.
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.
Associate Professor Ibironke Odumosu-Ayanu talks about her research on the interaction between natural resource development and local communities around the world.
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.
Chartrand will take on his new role effective July 1, 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Buhler was presented with the Award for Distinction in Community-Engaged Teaching and Scholarship at the Fall Convocation ceremony on Oct. 22, 2016.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
The College of Law has once again brought home an award from the International Commercial Mediation Competition.
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...
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.
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..."
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.