University of Saskatchewan School of Law Welcomes New Dean

The University of Saskatchewan welcomed a new dean, Dr. Sanjeev Anand, to the College of Law this week. His term began on July 1, 2011.

“I am extremely honoured to be the new dean at the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Law,” Anand said. “The college is well-positioned to build on its many strengths, including its long tradition of providing exceptional legal education and the recent major renovation to the law building – providing the best teaching facility of any law school in the country. During my mandate, I hope to enhance experiential learning opportunities and ensure the best legal education in Canada is provided to the college’s undergraduate law students. As well, we must grow the graduate studies program in a fashion that supports both the undergraduate program and the increasingly ambitious research objectives of faculty members.” Anand is currently a professor at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law.

Before entering the academy in 1999, he was the Appellate Counsel in the Criminal Appeals Division of the Alberta Department of Justice. He teaches and does research in five fields: substantive criminal law, criminal procedure, sentencing, evidence and constitutional law. He has authored more than 30 articles in a number of scholarly journals, and is the co-author of the 2007 book, Principles of Criminal Law (3rd ed.), and the 2009 book, Youth Criminal Justice Law (2nd ed.).

He has a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University; a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Alberta; and a Doctor in Philosophy (PhD) degree in law from Osgoode Hall.

Anand says that his most pressing mission is to find suitable replacements for a number of faculty retiring this week.