Get Involved

 Interested in access to justice? There are many ways for undergraduate and graduate students from inside or outside of the College of Law to get involved!

For any interested undergraduate or graduate students

  1. Apply to volunteer with the CREATE Justice Communications Crew. Contact to learn more!
  2. Save the date for the annual Saskatchewan Access to Justice Week, which takes place in October.
  3. Write a major or minor paper in a class that could impact justice sector change in Saskatchewan! Contact for more information.

For University of Saskatchewan College of Law students

  1. As an upper-year student, take a course in access to legal services, dispute resolution, or systemic justice (e.g. as available, the Dean’s Forum on Access to Justice and Dispute Resolution, upper-year courses related to dispute resolution, the CLASSIC Intensive Clinical Law Program, Economic Inequality, Poverty and the Law, Housing, Homelessness, and the Law, Transformation in Practice: Reconstruction the Future Lawyer, and more).
  2. As an upper-year student, apply to complete an access to justice-related Individual Directed Research Project. Contact for more information.
  3. Submit an entry in the annual Research Poster Competition, which takes place in March. 

You are invited to participate in the College of Law and CREATE Justice (Centre for Research, Evaluation, and Action Towards Equal Justice) Online Research Poster Competition. The purpose of the competition is to highlight the research being undertaken by J.D., LL.M. and Ph.D. students at the College of Law and promote access to legal information for all.

A research poster is a visual representation highlighting the important aspects of research you have done or are doing in a class, for a paper or journal article. Research posters are one of the main ways academic information is disseminated. Posters attract interested viewers and provide an opportunity for you to engage your online audience in a very brief presentation or discussion of your work (1-3 minutes).

This competition is open to all College of Law students and takes place each year in early March. All faculty, staff and students will be invited to ‘tune in’, as well as members of the Dean’s Forum on Access to Justice, which include the Chief Justices of each level of court in Saskatchewan, representatives from the Law Society of Saskatchewan, the Canadian Bar Association, Public Legal Education Association, CLASSIC, Pro Bono Students Canada andother invited guests. All students who participate in the competition will receive formal recognition by the Dean of the College of Law. Monetary prizes will be awarded to the top posters in several categories, as judged by independent evaluators.

The Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies and Director of CREATE Justice will host an information session in January explaining the poster competition and answering any questions you may have.

Examples of posters entered in previous competitions can be found here. You can also view a workshop from the USask Library on “How to Create a Research Poster".

4. Volunteer for initiatives related to access to justice, such as:

Pro Bono Students Canada Saskatchewan Chapter, or become involved in a College of Law student organization focusing on access to justice.
5. Be nominated for an access to justice student award. 

Juris Doctor and Masters of Law students are eligible for the following prize:

a. Ted and Helen Hughes Prize for Excellence, Indigenous Children and/or Youth and the Law

i. Purpose: To recognize and reward a student in either the Juris Doctor degree or Masters of Law in the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan for their work concerning Indigenous children or youth and the law
ii. Eligibility: To be eligible, students must be nominated based on an outstanding paper, volunteerism, and/or work on a relevant project (e.g. CLASSIC) in the area of Indigenous children or youth and the law. Submit nominations to
iii. Amount: $2,000


Graduating third-year Juris Doctor students are eligible for the following scholarship:

b. The Honourable John Klebuc and Veronica Klebuc Access to Justice Scholarship

i. Purpose: To recognize and reward students graduating from the Juris Doctor degree program in the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to access to justice issues, and for their academic achievement
ii. Eligibility: To be eligible, graduating students must be nominated by a faculty member, a nomination that attests to a student’s commitment to access to justice issues. Submit nominations to
iii. Amount: $2,000
Are you a student who has an idea for an access to justice-related research project or initiative not listed here? We’d like to hear from you! Contact to discuss your idea.