Dwight Newman

Professor of Law, University of Saskatchewan

Dwight Newman, Q.C., holds a B.A. (Economics), J.D., B.C.L., M.Phil., and D.Phil. (Legal Philosophy), and has also recently completed an M.A.T.S. in History of Christianity and an M.Sc. in Finance and Financial Law (graduations pending). He is a Professor of Law and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Rights in Constitutional and International Law at the University of Saskatchewan. He is also a Munk Senior Fellow (Constitutional Law) of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. He has published over a hundred articles or chapters and fifteen books, and his writing has been cited at all levels of courts. Prior to his faculty role, he clerked for Chief Justice Lamer and Justice LeBel at the Supreme Court of Canada, worked for NGOs in South Africa and Hong Kong and for the Canadian Department of Justice, and completed his graduate studies at Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He has been a visiting fellow in recent years at Cambridge, Oxford, and Princeton, the Property and Environmental Research Center (PERC), the Université de Montréal, and the University of Western Australia. He is a member of the Ontario and Saskatchewan bars (and was designated a QC in 2018) and carries on some practice work, mainly on constitutional issues.