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Larissa Meredith-Flister

Larissa Meredith-Flister

Summer Student

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  • University of Saskatchewan, J.D. (2020)
  • University of Regina, M.A. Economics
  • Unisinos, B.A. Economics
  • Santa Fe College, A.A. Business Administration
Portuguese, French, English

Larissa has completed her second year of the J.D. program at the University of Saskatchewan. During law school, Larissa worked as a research assistant in the areas of health and aboriginal law, with projects related to the sale of human tissues and the duty to consult with Aboriginal peoples in the context of natural resource development projects. Additionally, she was the University of Saskatchewan’s team captain at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and sat on the Editorial Board of the Saskatchewan Law Review. 

Prior to law school, Larissa completed a Master of Arts in Applied Economics and Policy Analysis at the University of Regina. In graduate school, she was an executive intern to the Saskatchewan Deputy Minister of Health and a research assistant for a Genome Canada project. She has also taught undergraduate economics at the University of Regina and carried out research on the impacts of cannabis legalization. Her work on cannabis has been cited before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health.

  • Senator John and Dr. Helen Hnatyshyn Scholarship in Law (2018)
  • Class of ’60 Cronkite Prize in Personal Injuries Compensation (2018)
  • Economics Graduate Prize (2014)
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Graduate Scholarship (2014)
  • Economics Graduate Entrance Scholarship (2014)

  • Pro Bono Students Canada, Campus Legal Services Volunteer (2017-2018)
  • Toastmasters (Plains), Vice-President of Public Relations and Club President (2014-2017)
  • Canadian Progress Club (Regina-Wascana), Board Member (2015 – 2017)

  • Larissa Meredith-Flister, “Serving Public Opinion Not Justice: Should We Care About Politicians’ Increasing Penchant For Section 33?” (3 December 2018), online: Saskatchewan Law Review <>.
  • Larissa Flister, “The Cannabis Market in Canada and British Columbia” (26 September 2016), online (pdf): Cannabis Growers of Canada <>.
  • Larissa Flister & Viktoriya Galushko, “The impact of wheat market liberalization on the seed industry’s innovative capacity: an assessment of Brazil’s experience” (2016) 4:11 Agricultural and Food Economics (Springer Open).
  • Larissa Flister, “The Effects of Social Assistance Programs on the Duration of Unemployment Spells: Evidence from Saskatchewan” (2016) Journal of Prices and Markets 70.
  • Larissa D. Flister, “The Economic Case for Marijuana Legalization in Canada” (2012) 5:1 Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences 96.