Our People

Marilyn Poitras
Director | Indigenous Law Centre
marilyn.poitras@usask.ca
306.966.5806

“Marilyn Poitras is deeply rooted in the Indigenous community in Saskatchewan and brings a wealth of Indigenous legal education experience to the Wiyasiwewin Mikiwahp Native Law Centre,” said Martin Phillipson, Dean of the College of Law. “I am delighted to welcome her back to campus and look forward to working with her to advance the Centre’s work on reconciliation, Indigenous legal research and the promotion of access to legal education for Indigenous people.”

Meredith Maloof
Manager and Legal Editor of Publications | Indigenous Law Centre
Meredith.Maloof@usask.ca
306.966.6193

Meredith Maloof is a Métis lawyer from Ontario’s Upper Ottawa Valley. She works in the Centre’s publications department as the Publications Manager and Legal Editor, and serves as editor-in-chief of the Canadian Native Law Reporter. Meredith received her Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University in 2010 and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 2013. She was called to the Saskatchewan Bar in 2014. Meredith has studied internationally and attended the Freie Universität in Berlin as part of her undergraduate program. During law school she was elected President of the Aboriginal Law Students’ Association and sat on the admissions committee at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law. She has taught at the College of Law as an instructor for the Academic Success Program and the Program of Legal Studies for Native People, and has received several academic awards for her commitment to the Aboriginal community. Meredith is also a supervising lawyer with Pro Bono Students Canada and is currently pursuing a Master of Laws at the University of Saskatchewan. Her thesis is exploring Canada’s organ and tissue donation laws and whether explicitly treating organs and tissues as property could and should change how our post-mortem donative wishes are given effect.

 

Tamara (Baldhead) Pearl
Publications Research Officer | Indigenous Law Centre
Tamara.Pearl@usask.ca
306.966.6195

Tamara (Baldhead) Pearl is a Nēhiyaw iskwew from One Arrow First Nation, Saskatchewan, located in Treaty 6 territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis. Tamara has a BA in Anthropology, a Juris Doctor and a LLM (Masters of Law) degree. Tamara was the recipient of the 2019-2020 St. Thomas More Indigenous Graduate Student Fellowship and serves on the Board at the Saskatoon Society for the Protection of Children. She is currently a Publications Research Officer at the Indigenous Law Centre at the College of Law, University of Saskatchewan.

Emily Prieur

Research Student | Indigenous Law Centre

Emily Prieur is a second year law student at Queen’s university in Kingston, Ontario. Prior to law school, Emily attended the University of Ottawa in the Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences program. This year Emily will have the pleasure of serving clients at the Queen’s Business Law Clinic. Emily will also work with the Conflict Analytics lab to create artificial intelligence platforms that aim to best predict legal outcomes. In her spare time, Emily enjoys playing tennis and hiking.

College Of Law

 

James [Sákéj] Youngblood Henderson
Research Fellow | College of Law
Sakej.Henderson@usask.ca
306.966.6191

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maria Campbell
Cultural Advisor and Sessional Lecturer | College of Law
gabriels.crossing@gmail.com
306.966.1049

 

 

 

 

Jaime Lavallee SJD
Assistant Professor | College of Law
jaime.lavallee@usask.ca
306.966.5900

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to our Pro Bono Students of Canada 2020/2021 volunteers:

Jodi Hancheroff

“Tanisi. I am a proud nihithaw (Woodland Cree) woman from La Ronge, Saskatchewan. I am currently a second-year law student at the College of Law, University of Saskatchewan. I am mainly interested in pursuing Aboriginal/Indigenous Law. I am volunteering with ProBono Students Saskatchewan in partnership with the Indigenous Law Centre CaseWatch Blog and am looking forward to furthering my understanding of the law surrounding such issues.”

Lexi Morash

From Churchbridge, a rural community in south-east Saskatchewan, Lexi is currently a second-year law student at the University of Saskatchewan. Prior to entering law school, she completed three years of a Political Studies degree as well as a certificate in Indigenous Governance and Politics, both at the University of Saskatchewan. During Lexi’s 1L summer, she worked with the Ministry of Justice in the Department of Community Safety and Wellbeing. Here, she conducted legal and policy-based research with a focus on provincial restorative justice initiatives, and community-based projects such as the Northern Alcohol Strategy. Lexi hopes to use her studies to further explore areas of Aboriginal or Criminal law, and to advocate for social change on both individual and systemic levels.

Walker Paterson

Walker is a second year student in the College of Law, and was raised in Saskatoon. Prior to attending the College of Law, Walker obtained his Bachelor of Arts Honours in Sociology from the University of Saskatchewan, College of Arts & Sciences.

The above Pro Bono Students will be assisting the ILC in composing CaseWatch Blog case summaries. We look forward to another great year of student collaboration!