Samuel Schonhoffer was born and raised in Regina. In 2011, he completed a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and in 2012 a Bachelor of Science in Physics, with a minor in Philosophy, at the University of Regina.
He earned his law degree, a Juris Doctor, with Distinction, from the University of Saskatchewan in 2016, along the way receiving the Bereskin & Parr Prize in Intellectual Property Law in 2015. He joined Gerrand Rath Johnson in May, 2016 and he is currently a Student-at-Law under the supervision of Rick Engel, Q.C. He will complete this final stage of his formal legal education in May 2017, when the Law Society of Saskatchewan will grant him a license to practice law as a lawyer.
While at law school, Samuel volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada, where he had the opportunity to work with the CLASSIC poverty law clinic. He explored his interest in labour law by writing on the application of the Charter to collective bargaining, the scope of arbitral jurisdiction, and the conceptualization of precarious work.
Samuel is passionate about the idea of legal practice as a helping profession. He is committed to the rights of working people, those who are accused of crimes, and the otherwise aggrieved. Samuel hopes to build a career as an advocate, with a particular focus on advancing the interests of the firm’s union clients.