Law Foundation of Saskatchewan H. Robert Arscott Chair

Current chairholder:

Professor Annie Rochette has been appointed as the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan, H. Robert Arscott Chair (January 1 - December 31, 2022)

Annie is a researcher and writer in the areas of legal education, environmental law as well as gender and climate change policy.Annie has been involved in the Canadian legal education community for over twenty years as editor of legal academic journals (CJWL, CLEAR), board member and President of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers, workshop facilitator and conference organizer. She was an Assistant Professor at UBC from 1998-2004 and Associate Professor at UQAM from 2006-2016. More recently, she directed the Professional Legal Training Course of the Law Society of British Columbia from 2016-2020.

About the chair:

The Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Chair was established in 1989 under an agreement between the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan and the University of Saskatchewan. The chair was renamed the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan H. Robert Arscott Chair in 2014 in honour of H. Robert (Bob) Arscott, F.C.A., who served as secretary of the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan from 1973 until his retirement in 2013.

Income from the endowment for the chair is used to remunerate its holder, the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Professor, and to support teaching and research at the graduate and undergraduate level at the college.

The wide terms of reference for this chair accommodate appointments in any area of law or in law and policy. Incumbents are accomplished legal scholars or other outstanding persons with a background in law and a demonstrated interest in scholarly investigation and practice relating to issues in law and policy. Although the holder of the chair has teaching duties, she or he will also engage in research and other scholarly activities, such as conferences and special seminars related to the chair. 

Past chairs

Dr. Kent McNeil (July 2019 - December 2019)
Dr. Anne-Marie Mooney Cotter, Esq. (August 2015 - August 2016)
Professor Christine Zuni Cruz (July 2014 - August 2015)
Professor John Wade (July 2013 - June 2014)
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Dr. Sydney L. Harring (August 2012 - December 2012)
Dr. Richard Bauman (January 2009 - June 2009)
Dr. John Whyte (January 2008 - December 2008) 
Honourable Mr. Justice Grant Hammond (September 2006 - December 2006)
Professor Judy Fudge (January 2004 - July 2004)
Professor Denise Reaume (January 2003 - June 2003) 
Professor Julien Payne, QC (July 1999 - January 2001)
Dr. Alan C. Cairns (January 1997 - December 1998)
Professor Michael Taggart (January - December 1996)
Dr. Sydney L. Harring (July 1994 - June 1995)
Dr. Richard Gosse, QC (January 1993 - June 1994)
Dr. Allan Blakeney, QC, PC, OC (July 1990 - June 1992)

Ariel F. Sallows Chair in Human Rights

Current chairholder:

Rachel Loewen Walker joins the College of Law as the Ariel F. Sallows Chair in Human Rights for (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2022)  Rachel Loewen Walker

Prior to this, Rachel served as the executive director of OUTSaskatoon for nearly seven years, during which time, the organization grew from six to 15 employees, now reaching more than 12,000 people per year. While at OUTSaskatoon, Rachel worked with leaders across Canada to develop The Enchanté Network, a national organization that works to build the capacity and reach of Two Spirit and LGBTQ Centres. Rachel currently serves as the President of The Enchanté Network's board of directors, in addition to serving on the boards of the Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Partnership and the Saskatoon Housing Authority.

Rachel has a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Alberta and was the recipient of a Joseph-Bombardier Doctoral Fellowship (SSHRC), the President’s Doctoral Prize of Distinction, as well as a SSHRC Fellowship for her master’s research. Rachel spent more than 10 years as a sessional instructor at the University of Saskatchewan and has worked in a number of research capacities including with the Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre, the Prairie Region Health Promotion Centre, and the Canadian Mental Health Association. While at OUTSaskatoon, Rachel developed the organization’s 2SLGBTQ research portfolio, securing more than $2 million from the Department of Women and Gender Equality (WAGE), the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), and the Department of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) in order to conduct community-driven research and evaluation that supported effective and comprehensive programs and services for 2SLGBTQ people.

Throughout Rachel’s community and academic work she has developed expertise in non-profit organization management, facilitation, leadership, and policy analysis, while focusing on opening up spaces for social change, cultural diversity, and greater collaboration across non-profit, university, governmental, and other spheres.

About the chair:

In January 1979 the late Ariel F. Sallows, QC, of North Battleford, Saskatchewan signed a trust agreement ensuring the future establishment of a chair funded from his estate. The Ariel F. Sallows Chair of Human Rights is the first endowed chair at the College of Law, and the first endowed chair of human rights in any college of law in Canada. The chair, called the Sallows Professor of Human Rights, supports courses and research in human rights at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Past chairs

Paul Finkelman (January 2016 - December 2016)
Kim Pate (July 2014 - December 2015)
Dr. Siobhan Wills (July 2013 - December 2013) 
Ms. Mary Eberts (January 2011 - December 2012)
Dr. John Whyte (July 2010 - December 2010)
Dr. Roy Adams
 (July 2009 - June 2010)
Dr. Marilou McPhedran 
(January 2007 - December 2007)
Dr. Penny Andrews (January 2005 - December 2005)
Francisco Forrest Martin
 (July 2000 - June 2002)
Professor John Foster
 (July 1997 - June 1999)
Professor Shelley Wright 
(January 1996 - December 1996)
Dr. Rebecca Wallace 
(January 1994 - June 1994)
Dr. Nihal Jayawickrama 
(July 1992 - June 1993)
Mr. Martin Ennals 
(July 1991 - October 1991)
Dr. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im 
(July 1988 - June 1991)
Mr. Paul J. Mahoney 
(February 1988 - July 1988)
Dr. Virginia Leary 
(July 1986 - December 1987)

Estey Chair in Business Law

Current chairholder:

Michael W. Milani Q.C. has been appointed to the Estey Chair in Business Law (July 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022)

Michael is currently Chair of the Executive Committee of McDougall Gauley LLP, and is a Fellow of the Insolvency Institute of Canada. Michael is also the Chair of the Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan. He has a wealth of experience from his broad banking law, insolvency, and commercial practice, including related litigation and has appeared before all levels of court in Canada including the Supreme Court of Canada. Michael’s research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals in Canada and internationally.

About the chair:

The Estey Chair in Business Law was established in 2012 by John and Bill Estey in honour of their father, the late Willard “Bud” Estey, former Justice of Supreme Court of Canada. Their donation of $2 million is the largest-ever private donation to the college. Chairholders are expected to teach business law courses within the college, conduct high quality research in their field of expertise and share their knowledge and insight by engaging in outreach activities with the wider legal community.

The Estey Chair in Business Law is intended to attract outstanding scholars in the area of business law. Chairholders will be expected to teach business law courses within the college, conduct world-class research in their field, as well as share their expertise and engage in outreach activities with the wider legal community.

Past chairs

Professor Cally Jordan (August 2015 - June 2017)
Professor Roderick Wood (July 2014 - June 2015)