Sara Ghebremusse

Assistant Professor

Tel: 604.827.3929
Office: Allard Hall, room 357


Sara Ghebremusse joined the Allard School of Law in July 2018 as an Assistant Professor. Sheis currently a SSHRC-funded PhD candidate at the Osgoode Hall Law School, where she is writing a dissertation on “Revisiting the ‘Resource Curse’: Law and Mining Governance in Southern Africa Developmental States.” Following a BA in Political Science and Middle Eastern and African Studies at the University of Alberta (2006), Sara completed an MA in International Affairs at Carleton University jointly with a JD (cum laude) from the University of Ottawa in 2012, and went on to complete an LLM at the University of Toronto in 2014. 

Sara’s research examines legal frameworks that govern mining-led development in Sub-Saharan Africa, including the adoption of international norms and the emergence of new legal orders. She has published on mining governance, development and human rights, with research presentations at conferences in Canada, Germany, the US, Mexico, Kenya and South Africa.

Sara teaches courses in Transnational Law and International Law. Her research interests are in mining governance, law and development, African legal studies and human rights. She also coaches the Allard School of Law team for the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.