Samantha is currently undertaking doctoral research at Birmingham Law School under the supervision of Professor Marie Fox and Dr. Claire McIvor. Her research focuses on the legal and ethical considerations pertaining to the duty of care in human and non-human health-related negligence claims.
BA cum laude in History and Ethics (University of Northern Iowa)
LLB (Hon.) (University of Birmingham)
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.
Samantha’s research interests lie in the fields of professional negligence and ethics, specifically in the areas of human and nonhuman medicine.
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