Sharon McMahon Sawyer

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Title
Assistant Professor of Justice Studies
Telephone
(207) 621-3257
E-mail
Address

JH 126

Bio

Education

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