- Secured Financing
- Bankruptcy and Insolvency
- Judgment Enforcement
- Commercial Law (Domestic)
- Payment and Transfer Systems
- Ph.D (Alberta)
- LL.M. (Columbia)
- J.D. (Alberta)
- B.Ed. Mathematics (Regina)
Dr. Clayton Bangsund (PhD) is an Associate Professor at the University of Saskatchewan, College of Law, where he teaches courses and seminars in Secured Transactions; Commercial Relationships; Enforcement of Money Judgments; Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Receivership; Banking, Payment & Transfer Systems; and Contracts. He was the recipient of the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union Teaching Excellence Award in 2016, the Provost’s Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2019, and a Research, Scholarly and Artistic Works Outstanding Leadership Award in 2023.
Dr. Bangsund holds degrees from the University of Regina (BEd, Mathematics, 2001), the University of Alberta (JD, 2005; PhD, 2018) and Columbia Law School (LLM, 2012). He earned a spot on the Dean’s List in all three years of law school at the University of Alberta, graduated first in his class at Columbia Law School, and received numerous awards and scholarships in support of his graduate research including the Viscount Bennett Scholarship (Law Society of Alberta) and the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC). The recommendations for legislative change proposed in Bangsund’s doctoral thesis, titled Control v. Registration: Contemplating a Potential Paradigm Shift in the PPSA’s Governance of Security Interests in Deposit Accounts, were adopted and promulgated by the CCPPSL in its 2017 CCPPSL Report.
A longstanding academic member of the Canadian Conference on Personal Property Security Law (CCPPSL), he is the author of Bangsund on the Personal Property Security Act: The CCPPSL Model (Thomson Reuters, 2021). Between 2014 and 2017, Bangsund served as a member of the Working Group tasked by the CCPPSL with reviewing the Canadian PPSAs and setting forth proposals for change. To date, the proposals contained in the 2017 CCPPSL Report have been fully adopted in Saskatchewan and Alberta, and partially adopted in several other provinces. He is also the author of a companion book, Bangsund on the Commercial Liens Act of Saskatchewan (Publications Saskatchewan, 2023).
Dr. Bangsund is the Founder & Editor of JuliusErwin.com, an online magazine that serves as a venue for reasoned analysis of law and policy. Before pursuing an academic path, he practiced in various fields of commercial and corporate law across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Bangsund on the Commercial Liens Act of British Columbia (Publisher TBD, 2024), ISBN: forthcoming.
Bangsund on the Commercial Liens Act of Saskatchewan (Publications Saskatchewan, 2023), ISBN: forthcoming.
Bangsund on the Personal Property Security Act: The CCPPSL Model (Thomson Reuters, 2021), ISBN: 978-0-7798-9889-3.
Book Chapters & Contributions
Clayton Bangsund, “Registration of Sales and Prospective Sales”, in Ole Boeger, Eva-Maria Kieninger, Bruce Whittaker, Roderick J. Wood, eds., International Commentary on the Cape Town Convention & Protocols (Edward Elgar, 2024), pinpoint citation forthcoming, ISBN: forthcoming.
Clayton Bangsund, “Eliminating Redundancy in Legislation Governing the Sale of Goods: A Threequel”, Chapter 15 in Jason Neyers, Andrew Botterell, Zoe Sinel, eds., Gerald Fridman and the Law of Obligations: Past, Present and Future (LexisNexis, 2019) at 367-381, ISBN: 978-0-4335-0305-7 (also published in the Supreme Court Law Review, see below).
Articles, Comments & Reviews
Secured Transactions in Personal Property
“An Exposition of the Electronic Chattel Paper Amendments to the PPSAs of Saskatchewan and Ontario” (2021) 37 Banking & Finance Law Review 149-176.
“Imminent Personal Property Security Legislative Reform in Saskatchewan” (Winter 2019), CBA BarNotes, with Ronald C.C. Cuming.
“Proposals for Changes to the Canadian Personal Property Security Acts” (2017) 59 Canadian Business Law Journal 145-242, with Ronald C.C. Cuming, Tamara Buckwold, Anthony Duggan, Catherine Walsh & Roderick J. Wood.
“PPSL Values” (2015) 57 Canadian Business Law Journal 184-216.
“The Deposit Account & Chose in Action at Common Law & Under the PPSA: A Historical Review” (2014) 30 Banking & Finance Law Review 1-38.
“A Critical Examination of Recently Proposed Amendments to the Bank Act Security Provisions” (2012) 75 Saskatchewan Law Review 211-243.
“Deposit Account Set-Off Under the PPSA” (2017) 80 Saskatchewan Law Review 11-35, commemorative edition celebrating Professor R.C.C. Cuming’s 50 years of excellence at the College of Law.
“Set-Off & Security Interests” (2017) 50 University of British Columbia Law Review 1-37.
“Inequity in Equitable Set-Off: Telford v Holt Revisited” (2016) 94 Canadian Bar Review 149-170, with Jasmine Lothian.
Sale of Goods
“Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right: A Case Comment on Pine Valley Enterprises Inc v Earthco Soil Mixtures Inc” (2023) 67 Canadian Business Law Journal, forthcoming.
“Pentalogy: Recommendations for Reform of the “Seller in Possession” Statutory Regimes of Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut & Saskatchewan” (2022) 60 Alberta Law Review 113-128.
“Uniquely Treacherous Waters: More on the “Seller in Possession” Statutory Regimes of New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island” (2020) 71 University of New Brunswick Law Journal 30-39.
“Eliminating Redundancy in Legislation Governing the Sale of Goods: A Threequel” (2019) 93 Supreme Court Law Review 367-381 (also published as Chapter 15 of Gerald Fridman and the Law of Obligations: Past, Present and Future (Toronto: LexisNexis, 2019), see above).
“A Survey & Critique of the “Seller in Possession” Statutory Regimes of Common Law Canada: An ABC Prequel” (2019) 42 Dalhousie Law Journal 243-260.
“ABCD Remoteness Problems: Nemo Dat & Its Exceptions Under Subsection 26(1.2) of Saskatchewan’s The Sale of Goods Act” (2018) 81 Saskatchewan Law Review 133-161.
Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Receivership
“‘But I Didn’t Mean To’: The Role of Intent in American and Canadian Anti-Preference Law” (2013) 50 Alberta Law Review 815-842.
Negotiable Instruments & Conflict of Laws
“Book Review of Benjamin Geva & Sagi Peari, International Negotiable Instruments (Oxford University Press, 2020)” (2023) 39 Banking & Finance Law Review 333-339.
“Reconciliation in the Corporate Commercial Classroom” (2016-17) 2 Lakehead Law Journal 49-63, with Anna Lund, Gail Henderson, Freya Kodar, Carol Liao & Shanthi Senthe.
“Report to the Government of Saskatchewan on Proposed Changes to the Personal Property Security Act, 1993” (April 2018), with Ronald C.C. Cuming.
“Report to the Canadian Conference on Personal Property Security Law on Proposals for Changes to the Personal Property Security Acts” (June 2017), 2017 CanLiiDocs 3526, with Ronald C.C. Cuming, Tamara Buckwold, Cynthia Callahan-Maureen, Anthony Duggan, Catherine Walsh & Roderick J. Wood.
Papers Posted to JuliusErwin.com
“Pentalogy: Recommendations for Reform of the “Seller in Possession” Statutory Regimes of Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut & Saskatchewan” (May 19, 2022), temporarily posted, also published in the Alberta Law Review, see above.
“An Ode to the Large Value Transfer System” (January 15, 2022).
“An Exposition of the Electronic Chattel Paper Amendments to the PPSAs of Saskatchewan and Ontario” (August 9, 2021), temporarily posted, also published in the Banking & Finance Law Review, see above.
“The Devil is in the Details: A Case Comment on Royal Bank v. Ramco Sales Inc.” (April 17, 2018).
“Another Appeal for Pragmatic Reform: The Future of Section 427 Bank Act Security and Canadian Personal Property Security Law” (March 27, 2018).
“Realigning Incentives: Reforming the Securitization Model Under Dodd-Frank (March 19, 2018) Calling Penalties from the Bench: Judges Wearing Stripes” (March 16, 2018).
“Control v. Registration: Contemplating a Potential Paradigm Shift in the PPSA's Governance of Security Interests in Deposit Accounts” (March 15, 2018), PhD thesis, also available at the University of Alberta.