Geoff Ellwand

About Geoff Ellwand

A veteran broadcast journalist and former criminal defense lawyer, his main research interests include, the media, the law and history. His scholarly writing includes exploring how handwritten wills, including a will scratched into the fender of a tractor, have been dealt with by courts around the world. He has also examined the legal implications surrounding disputes over the ownership of balls retrieved by spectators at sporting events.


  • B.A., University of Toronto
  • M.A. (History) University of Guelph
  • J.D.  University of Adelaide, Australia
  • L.LM University of Calgary

Courses taught at UA

  • Jour 151C1 News in a Digital Age
  • Jour 208 Law of the Press

Past Academic Positions

  • Adjunct Professor, Western University, Faculty of Media Studies
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Contact Information

Geoff Ellwand
Associate Professor of Practice
Telephone: 520-621-2022
Fax: 520-621-7557
Office: Marshall Room 323C