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Tonya Bastian Galanis


Course Director – Ethics, Rights & Obligations of the Legal Profession


Tonya Bastian Galanis is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados and the Norman Manley Law School, Jamaica. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B.) with honours, the Legal Education Certificate, a Diploma in Legislative Drafting from the University of Ottawa and a Master of Laws in Corporate & Commercial Law (LL.M., UWI). Mrs. Galanis was admitted to The Bahamas Bar in 1985. She joined the Eugene Dupuch Law School as a tutor upon its establishment in 1998. In August 2008, Mrs. Galanis was appointed Principal of the Law School and currently lectures in Ethics, Rights and Obligations of the Legal Profession.

Mrs. Galanis serves on several Committees of the Council of Legal Education. Additionally, she serves on the Ethics Committee of The Bahamas Bar Association, the Law Faculty Board of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus and the Law Faculty Advisory Board of the University of The Bahamas. Mrs. Galanis is an active member of several civic and community organizations. She is the Registrar of the Anglican Diocese of The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands and is a former Chairman of the Securities Commission of The Bahamas.