USask law group helps promote inclusive justice system across Canada

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) CREATE Justice centre is teaming up with other organizations across Canada to acknowledge Access to Justice Week (Oct. 26-31) by providing the tools needed to address justice system obstacles.

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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.

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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...

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Ena Chadha (LLB’92) named Interim Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission

An alumna of USask College of Law, Chadha was named to the position effective July 22, 2020.

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Trio of USask law students takes part in Global Negotiation Conference

The international event, which is usually held in Switzerland, is now being hosted via Zoom from July 21 to 24 and the College of Law team consisting of Xaverie MacLennan, Archer Bell and Gillian Harrington, will be the first Canadian team to participate.

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Lana Walker appointed as Director of the Nunavut Law Program

Martin Phillipson, dean of the College of Law, is delighted to announce the appointment of Lana Walker as the Director of the Nunavut Law Program (NLP) effective July 1, 2020. 

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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 Can...

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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.

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Rachel Loewen Walker: A new challenge

It takes a leap of faith to leave a dream job for the unknown.

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Elsie Hall: 100 years since first female law graduate at USask

Elsie Hall may be a well-known name to those who have walked the halls of USask Law, yet surprisingly, it is difficult to find an abundance of information on the first female to enrol and graduate from the college.

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USask geography graduate develops model to estimate transit ridership changes

Sarah Bree enrolled in her first geography class at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) because a friend was taking it.

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A successful Cruise through the College of Law

With so many highlights during Allyse Cruise’s three-year law school career at the University of Saskatchewan (USask), it’s impossible to mention just one.

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Law student hears from survivors of Rwandan Genocide on trip to Africa

Joelle French has never been afraid to mix learning with travel. Growing up in Edmonton and then Calgary, she decided to move to Nova Scotia for an undergrad degree and is now in Saskatoon pursuing her law degree at USask.

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Alumna Annie Hylton finds purpose in international journalism

Her journalism work has taken her across Africa to the Middle East, South Korea, Central America and around North America. With published articles in <i>The Walrus, The New York Times</i> and <i>The New Yorker</i>, Annie Hylton is proof that law school can make way for a successful career aside from...

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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 Cent...

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Law student one of three finalists in tech startup competition

Rachel Drew will have just five minutes to pitch her software company for a chance at $15,000.

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USask law team studies impact of COVID-19 international travel and trade restrictions

How does a country balance the need to contain a disease outbreak such as COVID-19, with pressures to allow international traffic and trade? When should a country shut its borders—or re-open them—in the interests of protecting public health?

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USask unites: USask law students set up donations drive dedicated to helping kids

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support one another in these uncertain times.

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USask unites: USask students rally to get supplies to people in need

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support one another in these uncertain times.

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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.

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Law student wins moot while on exchange at University of Oslo

Justin Okerman, a second-year USask law student, was recently part of the championship team at the 2020 Helsinki Information Law Moot Court Competition.

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USask Law’s Nunavut Program wins Arctic Inspiration Prize

A $140,000 prize will allow students in the College of Law’s Nunavut Law Program to participate in an array of professional learning opportunities, including a circumpolar exchange program. 

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USask Law professor and former dean appointed to Senate of Canada

Professor W. Brent Cotter, QC, was appointed a member of the Senate of Canada today.

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USask College of Law and CLASSIC presented with Sir David Watson Award for Community-University Partnership

Martin Phillipson, Dean of Law, and Associate Professor Sarah Buhler proudly accepted the Sir David Watson Award for Community University Partnerships during the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement’s (NCCPE) Engage Conference in Bristol, UK, on Dec. 4, 2019.

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Sarah Buhler: Champion of human rights

For Sarah Buhler, human rights are a core value she has held from an early age.

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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 b...

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The Hon. Georgina Jackson and Gerald Tegart named 2019 Alumni Achievement Award recipients

The Honourable Madam Justice Georgina Jackson and Gerald Tegart are two of five USask alumni who have been named 2019 Alumni Achievement Award winners. Selected by their peers of more than 158,000 USask graduates scattered around the globe, they are being recognized for contributions that go above a...

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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.

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Wiyasiwewin Mikiwahp Native Law Centre to receive $185,000 to support Innovation and Indigenization Project

The Wiyasiwewin Mikiwahp Native Law Centre will receive $185,000 in 2019-20 to support their Innovation and Indigenization Project.

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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.

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USask Law PhD student awarded $105,000 by SSHRC to research spatial dimensions and implications of constitutional rights

Lawyers and judges in Canada are regularly grappling with the legal consequences of large resource development projects and their impacts on constitutional rights—particularly Indigenous rights. What lie beneath these difficult legal analyses are often even more complex spatial conflicts over specif...

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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 ...

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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.

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UsaskLaw wins national environmental moot competition for the first time ever

The College of Law is celebrating after a win at the Willms & Shier Environmental Law Moot in Toronto on March 2.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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Career of possibility: Deborah Fry’s trailblazing career choices

On June 22, 2018, Deborah E. Fry (JD’80) was appointed as the first female Chief Justice of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Professor Dwight Newman honoured with Queen’s Counsel designation

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.

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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.

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Chartrand appointed to expert panel to advance work of Court Challenges Program

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).

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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.

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Alumnus’ gift gives law students from Iqaluit opportunity to attend Indigenous conference

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.

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Third annual Saskatchewan Access to Justice Week begins at U of S

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.

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Native Law Centre honoured with Indigenous name

At a May 18 ceremony, the U of S Native Law Centre (NLC) added the Cree words “Wiyasiwewin Mikiwahp” meaning “law lodge” to its current name.

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College of Law partners with provincial government to support Indigenous students

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.

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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.

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Law professor recognized for community work

College of Law Associate Professor Sarah Buhler receives the Elizabeth Fry Society of Saskatchewan Lady Justice Award.

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U of S Gladue Rights Research Database first of its kind in Canada

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.

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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.

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Remembering Douglas A. Schmeiser (BA’54, LLB’56)

The College of Law is sad to share the passing of Professor and Dean Emeritus Douglas A. Schmeiser, SOM, QC.

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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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College of Law appoints Larry Chartrand new Academic Director of Native Law Centre

Chartrand will take on his new role effective July 1, 2017.

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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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