Spring and summer law courses for Indigenous students

About the program

The University of Saskatchewan College of Law is offering 50 Indigenous students who have been admitted to a Canadian law school in Fall 2021 the opportunity to complete two first-year courses from May 10, 2021 to July 27, 2021. Enrollment in both courses is required. The courses will be offered remotely with a combination of synchronous and asynchronous delivery. In addition to learning the substantive legal content, an emphasis will be placed on assisting students with developing the skills essential for law school success.

Students who will be attending the University of Saskatchewan will receive credit (8 credit units) for these courses upon successful completion, thereby reducing their course load in the 2021/2022 academic year. Students attending other institutions are encouraged to seek letters of permission to enroll at the University of Saskatchewan to ensure that credit for these courses will be recognized.

Applications require documentation that you have been accepted into a Canadian law school as an Indigenous student. Applications will be offered on a rolling basis until all 50 seats are filled.

Registration for courses

All students who are accepted into the course will be automatically registered into the courses. Each student will receive an account to show their balance for tuition and student fees. Students will be responsible to pay their balance by the USask deadline.

Courses offered

Law 210.5 Property Law

A survey of the law of personal, real and aboriginal property and the forms and methods by which interests in property are created, used and transferred including an overview of English land law and its introduction to, and use in, Saskatchewan.

Required text: Bruce Ziff et al., A Property Law Reader: Cases, Questions, and Commentary, 4th ed. (Toronto: Thomson Reuters, 2016).

Recommended text: Robert Chambers, The Law of Property. (Toronto: Irwin Law Inc., 2021).

Law 232.3 Kwayeskastasowin Setting Things Right

A course in Aboriginal people and the law, which includes the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal-Crown relations. The course will also examine issues such as oppression based on race and dispute resolution in Indigenous communities.

Program costs

Tuition: $4012.80

Student fees: $169.90

Total cost: $4182.70


More information coming soon.


How to apply

The application deadline has now passed. Please contact tracey.wray@usask.ca if you failed to meet the deadline but are still interested in the program.


Patricia Farnese, Associate Professor, College of Law
patricia.farnese@usask.ca | 306-966-6063