Sarah-jane received her J.D. with Great Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan
in June 2014. She was the recipient of numerous academic awards and scholarships,
including the Law Society of Saskatchewan Gold Medal for obtaining the highest
cumulative average of all University of Saskatchewan courses taken towards the J.D.
degree, and the Honourable Donald Alexander McNiven Prize in Law, which is awarded
to the University of Saskatchewan College of Law's graduating student showing the
highest proficiency as a legal scholar.
During her J.D. studies, Sarah-jane pursued her interest in legal academia by serving as a
managing editor of the Saskatchewan Law Review and a research assistant at the
University of Saskatchewan' ss College of Law. She also engaged in community legal
services by volunteering at the Legal Advice Clinic at CLASSIC (Community Legal
Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City).
Sarah-jane articled as a law clerk at the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan, and she
joined the Saskatchewan Bar in June 2015 (presently inactive status).
Prior to law school, Sarah-jane received her B.A. in Linguistics with Great Distinction
from the University of Saskatchewan and was awarded the St. Thomas More College
Convocation Award in Linguistics. She received awards for her academic achievement in
German classes at the University of Saskatchewan, and she also attended the
International Summer School of German Language and Culture at the University of
While at the University of Cambridge, Sarah-jane is studying courses in the areas of civil
liberties and human rights, criminal justice, international human rights law, and law and