Samantha graduated from the University of Birmingham with an Honours LLB in 2011. While at Birmingham, she also completed a dissertation on novel forms of actionable damage, looking specifically at the status of companion animals within veterinary negligence actions. Samantha then worked for a year contributing quarterly updates and written additions to the text “Damages for Breach of Contract” by Harvin D. Pitch and Ronald M. Snyder. During that same year, she co-authored a paper discussing recent developments in the fields of contract and tort law for the Law Society of Upper Canada. In 2012, she returned to Birmingham Law School as a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant and PhD candidate under the supervision of Dr. Claire McIvor and Professor Marie Fox.