Welcome Asad Kiyani, Sara Ramshaw and Brad Bryan

UVic Law welcomed three new faculty members on July 1st of this year. Brad Bryan will be teaching taxation law, Asad Kiyani will be teaching criminal law and refugee law, and Sara Ramshaw will be teaching contracts and family law.

Brad BryanBrad Bryan completed his LL.M. in Taxation at UBC and recently practiced taxation law with Woodward & Company LLP, advising First Nations and businesses across Canada on all tax aspects of commercial transactions, corporate and other structures, treaties, and agreements. Brad’s research interests encompass a range of tax law issues, including the flexibility of distinctions in tax law, the taxation of and by First Nations, and comparative tax law. He holds a Ph.D. from the Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, and an LL.B. from UVic. Prior to beginning graduate studies, Brad clerked for the BC Court of Appeal, and completed articles with the Sierra Legal Defence Fund (now Ecojustice). In 2017-18, he will be teaching Taxation Law and Advanced Taxation: First Nations Taxation.

Asad KiyaniAsad Kiyani completed his Ph.D. at UBC and comes to UVic from the University of Western Ontario where he was an Assistant Professor of Law and an Adjunct Professor with the Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction. Asad’s research interests include critical legal theory, legal pluralism, domestic and transnational criminal law, and the legitimacy of international tribunals. He holds an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge and an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to beginning graduate studies, he articled with the federal Department of Justice, and worked as a Pegasus Scholar with Garden Court Chambers and 2 Bedford Row in the UK, and as part of the sentence and conviction appeal team for Issa Hassan Sesay before the Special Court for Sierra Leone. In 2017-18, he will be teaching Criminal Law and Refugee Law.

Sara RamshawSara Ramshaw completed her Ph.D. at Birkbeck School of Law, University of London and was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Exeter, School of Law. Her book, Justice as Improvisation: The Law of the Extempore (Routledge, 2013), was nominated by Routledge for the 2014 Socio-Legal Studies Association Hart Book Prize. Sara was the principal investigator of a UK Arts and Humanities Research Council Early Career Research project entitled ‘Into the Key of Law: Transposing Musical Improvisation. The Case of Child Protection in Northern Ireland’. Sara’s research interests include critical legal studies in improvisation, family law, human rights, and law and the humanities. She holds an LL.M. and LL.B. from UBC. Prior to beginning doctoral studies, Sara clerked at the Ontario Court of Justice and worked for the Ministry of Attorney General at the Superior Court of Justice, Family Court in Toronto. In 2017-18, she will be teaching Contracts and Family Law.