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part of the sentence and conviction appeal team for Issa Hassan Sesay
before the Special Court for Sierra Leone. In 2017–18 he will be teaching
Criminal Law and Refugee Law.
Sara Ramshaw completed her Ph.D. at the Birkbeck School of Law at the
University of London and is currently a senior lecturer at the University of
Exeter Law School. Her book, Justice as Improvisation: The Law of the Extempore
(Routledge, 2013), was nominated by Routledge for the 2014 Socio-Legal
Studies Association Hart Book Prize. Sara was the principal investigator of
a UK Arts and Humanities Research Council Early Career Research project
entitled “Into the Key of Law: Transposing Musical Improvisation. The Case
of Child Protection in Northern Ireland”. Sara’s research interests include
critical legal studies in improvisation, family law, human rights, and law
and the humanities. She holds an LL.M. and LL.B. from UBC. Prior to beginning
doctoral studies, Sara clerked at the Ontario Court of Justice and
worked for the Ministry of the Attorney General at the Superior Court of
Justice, Family Court in Toronto. In 2017–18 she will be teaching Contracts
and Family Law.
We have no doubt that they will all be superb colleagues, working with us
to chart the future of this faculty.
On May 30 Professor John Borrows was presented with the Killam Prize in
Social Sciences by the Governor General of Canada during a ceremony at
Rideau Hall, Ottawa for his leadership in the field of Indigenous law.
Dubbed Canada’s Nobel Prize, five Killam Prizes of $100,000 each are
awarded in five disciplinary areas that together cover the entirety of scholarly
inquiry. They honour the most eminent Canadian scholars and scientists.
John was nominated for the award by Dr. James Tully, who won the
award in 2010.
John also received an honorary LL.D. from the Law Society of Upper
Canada on June 27. John will be the Distinguished Tomlinson Visiting Professor
at the McGill University Faculty of Law from July 1, 2017 to June 30,
Calvin Sandborn’s environmental advocacy work continues to be recognized
locally and further afield. This past March Calvin was presented with
the 2017 Svitlana Kravchenko Environmental Rights Award at the Public
Interest Environmental Law Conference in Eugene, Oregon. The award is
given to an individual who makes broad impacts in the law while working
to support local communities. He also received the Victoria Bar Association
2016 Contribution to the Law Award for his impact on environmental law,