Doug Surtees

Associate Dean Academic
Room Number: 250.2 
Phone: 306-966-5242
Fax: 306-966-5900
E-mail: doug.surtees@usask.ca
            ada.law@usask.ca

Professional education:

LLM (Saskatchewan) 1994
LLB (Saskatchewan) 1987
BEd (Saskatchewan) 1983
BA (Saskatchewan) 1981

Profile:

Doug Surtees joined the faculty in 2005. Prior to his appointment he taught at the College of Law as a sessional lecturer beginning in 1994. He held a term appointment to the College in 2002-2003. He has also taught as a sessional lecturer at the College of Agriculture, the College of Commerce (now Edwards School of Business) and SIAST Institute. Doug was Co-Director of the Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan (PLEA) from 1994-2005. Doug has acted as a labour adjudicator and an arbitrator. He is a certified mediator and holds a Professional teaching certificate as well as being a member of the Saskatchewan bar. He is a board member and past president of Easter Seals Canada, a board member and former president of the Saskatchewan Abilities Council, a board member and former president of PLEA. Previously Doug was a board member of the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute, and a board member and former chair of the Governance Committee of the Saskatoon Co-op.

Research Areas:

Elder law
Disability Law
Wills
Guardianship
Public Legal Education

Current courses taught:

Elder law 416.3

Previous courses taught:

Contracts 201.6
Trusts 326.3
Insurance Law 417.3
Wills 428.3
Disability law 429.3

Recent publications and research work:

D. SurteesDiscrimination Chapter 35 (447-457) in Dementia: Law and Ethics Israel Doran, Jonathan Herring and   Charles Foster eds., (Oxford and Portland, Oregon: Hart Publishers, 2014)

D. Surtees, Constructing Incapacity: Deconstructing Capacity Chapter 19 (273-284) in Comparative Perspectives on Adult Guardianship Kim Dayton ed., (Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, 2014).

D. SurteesPrivacy: A Look at the Disenfranchised in Better Off Forgetting? Essays on Archives, Public Policy and Collective Memory, Chapter Chapter 4 (60-70) in Mona Holmlund and Cheryl Avery, eds., (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010).

D. SurteesWhat Can Elder Law Learn From Disability Law? Chapter 7 (93-105) in Disability Theory: in Israel Doran ed., Theories on Law and Ageing: The Jurisprudence of Elder Law (Berlin and Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2009).

D. Goodridge, E. Quinlan, R. Venne, P. Hunter, and D. Surtees, "Planning for Serious Illness by the General Public: A Population-Based Survey," ISRN Family Medicine, vol. 2013, Article ID 483673, 8 pages, 2013. doi:10.5402/2013/483673.

D. SurteesHow Goes the Battle?- An Exploration of Guardianship Reform Volume 50 issue 1 Alberta Law Review (August 2012), pages 115-127.

D. SurteesCase Study: How Not To Draft A Will, The Lawyers Weekly (June 22, 2012) pp. 15,17

D. SurteesThe Evolution of Co-Decision-Making in Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan Law Review, (2010) volume 73 issue number 1, pages 73-92.

D. SurteesProcedure ‘B’ is For Bayda. Saskatchewan Law Review, (2007) volume 70 issue number 2, pages 259-268.

D. SurteesFrom New York To Saskatoon. New York City Law Review, (2006) volume 9, issue number 2, pages 429-448.