Peter Sankoff is a Professor at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law and located in Edmonton, Alberta.  In 2016, Peter’s work was recognized by a Brightspace Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (a nationally contested award by professors from all disciplines) from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

He is also an author and editor of leading texts on criminal law, evidence and animal law, including:

  • Manning, Mewett, Sankoff: Criminal Law, 5th ed.
  • Witnesses
  • The Portable Guide to Witnesses, 3d ed.
  • Canadian Perspectives on Animals and the Law
  • Animal Law in Australasia: A New Dialogue
  • Animal Law in Australasia: Continuing the Dialogue
  • Canadian Encyclopedic Digest: Evidence

This website outlines his work and research on topics involving criminal law, evidence and animal law and contains samples of his published and unpublished research.


It also includes his archive of commentary on legal subjects, including lessons on Evidence law from the flipped classroom, and,
in the Video Blog (V-Blog), short videos outlining his thoughts on topics ranging from criminal law and evidence to animal law and legal education. Peter’s Video Blog received a Clawbie (Canadian Law Blog Awards) for Best Video Blog in 2016, and a  Runner-Up prize for Best Law School/Professor Blog in 2015.2015 Canadian Law Blog Finalist

Peter is on a research sabbatical from July 2016 until July 2017.

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