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Marina Sharpe is a Banting Post-Doctoral Fellow (currently on leave to serve as Senior Legal Officer with UNHCR), and was previously a Steinberg Fellow, at McGill University's Faculty of Law. She received her doctorate in law from the University of Oxford, where she was a Trudeau Scholar. Marina also holds degrees in civil and common law and a BA in economics and international development from McGill, as well as an MSc in development studies from LSE. She is called to the bars of New York and England & Wales (Inner Temple), and spent over two years in private practice with Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York and London, followed by two years in Uganda, as Legal Officer of the International Refugee Rights Initiative and as Legal Advisor with Makerere University's Refugee Law Project. She has also worked as a consultant for organizations such as Amnesty International, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and UNICEF. Marina co-founded and was a director of Asylum Access for almost 10 years. She has taught international human rights law at the University of London, forced migration studies at the University of Oxford and torts at the Université de Sherbrooke, and has guest lectured at universities including Georgetown, the University of Tripoli and Yale. She has convened core and elective modules on the University of London’s distance MA in Refugee Protection and is a Research Affiliate of the Refugee Law Initiative, University of London.
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