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McMahon Sawyer, Sharon

Sharon McMahon Sawyer
Assistant Professor of Justice Studies

Office: 126 Jewett Hall, Augusta Campus
Phone: (207) 621-3257
Office Hours: 12-3 pm Wednesdays

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After practicing law, raising a family, being very active in community projects, and teaching in Lowell, Massachusetts for over twenty years, I moved to Prince Edward Island, Canada in 2009, where I taught online for UMA and on campus for Holland College. I began teaching full time for UMA’s Justice Studies program in Augusta in 2015.  I am particularly interested in the interaction of American and Canadian law in cross-border criminal process, mediation, and restorative justice.  I am a member of the Massachusetts bar, and have been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court (D. Mass), the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. I speak Spanish, French, and Italian, and I enjoy making art.


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