Past Event

Comparing Domains of Improvisation: Sara Ramshaw

October 16, 2020
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Event Description:

Professor Sara Ramshaw joins Comparing Domains of Improvisation for a presentation and discussion about her work on improvisation and law. 

Sara Ramshaw joined the University of Victoria Faculty of Law as an associate professor in 2017, following previous appointments at the University of Exeter (England) and Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) (Northern Ireland). After receiving her B.A. (Hons) from the University of Toronto, Sara obtained both an LLB and an LLM from the University of British Columbia. She then clerked at the Ontario Court of Justice (General Division) and was called to the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2000. Sara worked for the Ministry of the Attorney General at the Superior Court of Justice, Family Court in Toronto, before commencing postgraduate studies at the University of London (Birkbeck College) in England.

More recently, Sara was the principal investigator of a large project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) entitled Into the Key of Law: Transposing Musical Improvisation. The Case of Child Protection in Northern Ireland. Sara has published widely in numerous international journals and given invited talks throughout the Commonwealth and beyond. She has also held visiting fellowships at the Sonic Arts Research Centre (Queen’s University Belfast), the Institute for International Law and the Humanities (Melbourne Law School), and the Center for Globalization and Cultural Studies (University of Manitoba).

Event Speaker:

  • Sara Ramshaw, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria

Event Information: 

Free and open to the public; RSVP required via Eventbrite. Registered attendees will receive an event link shortly before the seminar begins.

Please contact the group organizer, Jessie Cox ([email protected]), with any questions. This event is sponsored by Columbia University's Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program.