Sharon McMahon Sawyer

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Assistant Professor of Justice Studies
(207) 621-3257

JH 126



B.S. Lin. Georgetown University School of Languages and Linguistics
J.D. Suffolk University Law School
LL.M. McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific

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.

Sharon McMahon Sawyer