Fonds MG 161 - R.C. Carter fonds

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R.C. Carter fonds

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MG 161

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  • nd, 1949-1992 (inclusive) (Creation)

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35 cm of textual records

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Roger C. Carter, born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on 23 March 1922 received his early education in Victoria, British Columbia before attending the University of Saskatchewan where he earned a B.A. in 1945 and a LL.B. in 1947, both with distinction. In his final year of law he was awarded the Thomas Dowrick Brown Prize as the most distinguished member of the graduating class. Mr. Carter practised law in Saskatoon from 1949 until July of 1963 when he was appointed associate professor of law at the U of S. The following year he was promoted to professor. During his years of private practise he was a member of the Graham Royal Commission, special counsel for the Labour Relations Board, counsel for the Royal Commission inquiring into Prudential Trust mineral transactions, counsel for the Province of Saskatchewan before the MacPherson Royal Commission on Transportation and a member of the University's Board of Governors. In 1958 he was appointed Queen's Counsel. Professor Carter was granted leave in 1967-68 to assume the Cook Fellowship at the University of Michigan School of Law, where he was subsequently awarded master of laws degree. From 1969 until 1974 Professor Carter served as Dean of the College of Law. During this time, Carter was instrumental in the creation of Saskatchewan's Legal Aid system and the Native Law Centre, of which he became the first director. In 1981 he was honoured by Queen's University with an LL.D. Dr. Carter retired in 1989 and passed away in 2009.

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Donated by R.C. Carter.

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This fonds contains correspondence, clippings, financial fonds, reports, and notes pertaining to the activities and interests of R.C. Carter.

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