Dwight Newman is a Professor of Law, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Rights in Constitutional and International Law at the University of Saskatchewan and a Munk Senior Fellow (Constitutional law) with the Macdonald-Laurier Institute.
He has published a number of books and numerous articles on constitutional law, international law, and Indigenous rights issues. His writing on the duty to consult is well known, and his 2009 book, The Duty to Consult: New Relationships with Aboriginal Peoples, won a Saskatchewan Book Award and has been cited in many court decisions; a revised and expanded version of that book, Revisiting the Duty to Consult Aboriginal Peoples, was released in May 2014.
He holds an economics degree from Regina, a law degree from Saskatchewan, and three graduate degrees in law from Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He is a member of the Ontario and Saskatchewan bars.