Sara Ramshaw

University of Victoria Faculty of Law

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PO Box 1700 STN CSC

Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2Y2

Canada

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Scholarly Papers (30)

1.

Deconstructin(G) Jazz Improvisation: Derrida and the Law of the Singular Event

Critical Studies in Improvisation/Études Critiques en Improvisation, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2006
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 20 Jan 2020
Sara Ramshaw
University of Victoria Faculty of Law
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Jacques Derrida, law, jazz, improvisation, justice

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The Improvising Judge: An Interview with Her Honour Judge Patricia Smyth, Northern Ireland County Court

Critical Studies in Improvisation, Vol 12, No 1 (2017)
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 26 Apr 2018
Sara Ramshaw and Seamus Mulholland
University of Victoria Faculty of Law and The Bar of Northern Ireland
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judging and decision making, family law, listening, child protection, child welfare, improvisation, music, Northern Ireland

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Time Out of Time: Derrida, Cixous, Improvisation

(2008) 32 New Sound 162, Special Issue on Improvisation
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 18 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2012
Sara Ramshaw
University of Victoria Faculty of Law
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improvisation, deconstruction, Jacques Derrida, Hélène Cixous, écriture féminine, gift, time

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Just Improvisation

Critical Studies in Improvisation, Vol 12, No 1
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 11 May 2018
Sara Ramshaw and Paul Stapleton
University of Victoria Faculty of Law and Queen's University Belfast - Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC)
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Law, justice, musical improvisation, pedagogy, judging, child welfare, social work

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The Creative Life of Law: Improvisation, between Tradition and Suspicion

(2010) 6:1 Critical Studies in Improvisation/Études critiques en improvisation, Special Issue on Lex Non Scripta, Ars Non Scripta: Law, Justice and Improvisation
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 18 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2012
Sara Ramshaw
University of Victoria Faculty of Law
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New York City cabaret laws, jazz, improvisation, tradition

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Commentary on Family Planning Association of Northern Ireland v the Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety

Aoife O’Donoghue, Julie McCandless and Mairead Enright, eds., Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments (Hart Publishing, 2016), Chapter 21
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 22 Oct 2016
Sara Ramshaw
University of Victoria Faculty of Law
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Feminist judgment, feminist legal theory, Northern Ireland, abortion, judicial decision-making

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'He's My Man!': Lyrics of Innocence and Betrayal in the People v. Billie Holiday

16 Can. J. Women & L. 86 2004, Queen's University Belfast Law Research Paper No. 15
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 24 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2013
Sara Ramshaw
University of Victoria Faculty of Law
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Hydra: A Creative Training Tool for Critical Legal Advocacy and Ethics

Critical Studies in Improvisation, Vol 12, No 1 (2017)
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 26 Apr 2018
University of Victoria Faculty of Law, Autonomous University of Baja California, The Bar of Northern Ireland and Queen's University Belfast - Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC)
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Moot court, advocacy training, improvisation, musical improvisation, John Zorn, pedagogy, lawyering, Hydra, ethics

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'He’s My Man!': Lyrics of Innocence and Betrayal in the People v. Billie Holiday

Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, Special Issue in Memory of Marlee Kline, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2004
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 18 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2012
Sara Ramshaw
University of Victoria Faculty of Law
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Billie Holiday, intersectionality, trial process, narrative, jazz, public persona

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Improvising (Il)Legality: Justice and the Irish Diaspora, N.Y.C., 1930-32

(2013) Irish Journal of Legal Studies 3(1), pp. 90-121., Queen's University Belfast Law Research Paper No. 24
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 15 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 17 Dec 2013
Sara Ramshaw
University of Victoria Faculty of Law
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Seabury Commission, James J 'Jimmy' Walker, NYC, Tammany Hall, improvisation, hibernocentrism, post-colonial, Irish diaspora

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Rainbow Family: Machine Listening, Improvisation and Access to Justice in International Family Law

The Routledge Handbook of International Law and the Humanities, eds., Shane Chalmers and Sundhya Pahuja (Routledge, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 14 Jul 2020
Sara Ramshaw
University of Victoria Faculty of Law
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Machine listening, listening, AI, Family Law, improvisation, Access to Justice, International Law and Humanities, George Lewis, Rainbow Family (1984), Digital Family Justice, Online Dispute Resolution (ODR), Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT), MyLawBC, Rechtwijzer

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'The Paradox of Performative Immediacy: Law, Music, Improvisation'

Law, Culture and the Humanities (Published online before print August 16, 2013)
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 18 Aug 2016
Sara Ramshaw
University of Victoria Faculty of Law
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Jacques Derrida, improvisation, performativity, jazz, Balkin and Levinson, Declarations of Independence, Ornette Coleman, absolute hospitality, proper name, signature

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Un-Remembering: Countering Law's Archive. Improvisation as Social Practice

(With Paul Stapleton) in Stewart Motha and Honni van Rijswijk, eds., Law, Violence, Memory: Uncovering the Counter-Archive (Routledge, 2015) 50-69
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 24 Aug 2016
Sara Ramshaw and Paul Stapleton
University of Victoria Faculty of Law and Queen's University Belfast - Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC)
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Wench Tactics? Openings in Conditions of Closure

Forthcoming in Feminist Legal Studies, Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 258/2017
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 27 Sep 2017
Queen Mary, University of London, University of Kent, Kent Law SchoolUniversity of London - Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of Kent, Canterbury, University of Bristol, European University Institute - Department of Law (LAW), University of Newcastle - Law School, University of Kent - Kent Law School, University of London - Birkbeck College, University of Warwick - School of Law, London School of Economics - Law School, University of Birmingham - Birmingham Law School, University of Victoria Faculty of Law, Independent, School of Law, University of Westminster, University of Warwick - School of Law and Independent
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Feminism; Commons; Publishing; Openness; Wench Tactics; FLaK; Open Access; Socio-Legal Methods

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The Song and Silence of the Sirens: Attunement to the ‘Other’ in Law and Music

Law and the Senses: HEAR, Forthcoming 2022
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 11 Dec 2021
Sara Ramshaw
University of Victoria Faculty of Law
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Attunement, Sirens, Kafka, Blanchot, Song, Silence, Improvisation, Derrida, Justice, Listening, Hearing

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Law and Humanities: A Field Without a Canon

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 14 Nov 2019
Sara Ramshaw
University of Victoria Faculty of Law
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Nearing the 'Wild Heart': The Cixousian 'Feminine' and the Quest for Law's Origin

(2003) 19 Australian Feminist Law Journal 11, Special Issue on Divining the Source: Law’s Foundation and the Question of Authority
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 18 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2012
Sara Ramshaw
University of Victoria Faculty of Law
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cixous, écriture féminine, origin, law

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Flesh, Bones and Other Matters

(2008) 29 Australian Feminist Law Journal 3, Special Issue on Writing the Legal Body
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 18 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2012
Sara Ramshaw and Elena Loizidou
University of Victoria Faculty of Law and University of London - Birkbeck College
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law, body, Cixous, feminism

Flesh, Bones and Other Matters

Australian Feminist Law Journal, Vol. 29, 2008, Queen's University Belfast Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 27 Apr 2013
Elena Loizidou and Sara Ramshaw
University of London - Birkbeck College and University of Victoria Faculty of Law
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law, body, Cixous, feminism

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Jamming the Law: Improvisational Theatre and the ‘Spontaneity’ of Judgment

(2010) 14:1 Law Text Culture 133, Special Issue on Law’s Theatrical Presence: frame, rhetoric, image, body, appearance
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 18 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2012
Sara Ramshaw
University of Victoria Faculty of Law
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law, spontaneity, improvisation, theatre, jamming

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The Surprise of Invention: Making Fun of the Statutory

(2012) 37 Australian Feminist Law Journal, pp 3-13
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 20 Feb 2013
Cressida Limon and Sara Ramshaw
Western Sydney University, School of Law and University of Victoria Faculty of Law
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Law, invention, technology, feminism, Derrida, plasticity, Malabou, creativity

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Traumatic Inventions: The Ethics of Scientific Discovery

Charles R. Figley, ed., Encyclopedia of Trauma: An Interdisciplinary Guide (London: Sage Publications, 2012) 754-756.
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 12 Oct 2017
Sara Ramshaw
University of Victoria Faculty of Law
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trauma, deconstruction, Jacques Derrida, scientific invention, science

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Introduction: Sounding Justice in Pandemic Times

Law Text Culture
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 13 Oct 2021
James Parker, Sara Ramshaw and Mehera San Roque
University of Melbourne (Law), University of Victoria Faculty of Law and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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acoustic justice, listening, sound, Manus Project, criminal law, sound art, law, justice, international law

23.

Rethinking Realtimeness in Improvisation

In Alessandro Bertinetto and Marcello Ruta, eds., The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy and Improvisation in the Arts (Routledge, 2021), 129-142.
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 11 Jun 2021
Sara Ramshaw
University of Victoria Faculty of Law
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Henri Bergson, Jacques Derrida, time, temporality, art, law, improvisation, justice, attunement

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From Pre-Peace to Post-Conflict: The Ethics of (Non-) Listening and Cocreation in a Divided Society

Daniel Fischlin and Eric Porter, eds., Sound Changes: Improvisation, Social Practice, and Cultural Difference: Improvisation in the Aftermath (Duke University Press, 2020), 300-324
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 08 Feb 2021
Sara Ramshaw and Paul Stapleton
University of Victoria Faculty of Law and Queen's University Belfast - Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC)
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Improvisation, music, ethics, listening, (non)listening, transitional justice, Northern Ireland

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Book Reviews and Notices: Sonu Bedi, Beyond Race, Sex, and Sexual Orientation: Legal Equality Without Identity (Cambridge University Press, 2013)

(2014) The Irish Jurist 174-76
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 11 Oct 2017
Sara Ramshaw
University of Victoria Faculty of Law
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Race, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Legal Equality, Identity

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Fitzpatrick and the Feminine Law

Law, Culture and the Humanities, 2021
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 20 Apr 2021
Sara Ramshaw
University of Victoria Faculty of Law
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Peter Fitzpatrick, Hélène Cixous, Jacques Derrida, “feminine law”, origin, creativity, justice

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Against Exclusion: Teaching Transsystemically, Learning in Community

Sara Ramshaw, ‘Against Exclusion: Teaching Transsystemically, Learning in Community’ (2019) 30(2) Law and Critique. DOI10.1007/s10978-019-09245-8 (19 May 2019).
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 03 Jun 2019
Sara Ramshaw
University of Victoria Faculty of Law
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Community-based learning, Indigenous law, John Borrows, Juris Indigenarum Doctor (JID), Transsystemic teaching, Val Napoleon

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Improvising with Peter

International Journal of Law in Context, Volume 17, Special Issue 1: Celebration of Peter Fitzpatrick and his Scholarship (Guest Editors: David Sugarman and Abdul Paliwala), 40-43.
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 11 Jun 2021
Sara Ramshaw
University of Victoria Faculty of Law
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Peter Fitzpatrick, law, Hugh Masekela, improvisation

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Justice As Improvisation: The Law of the Extempore

Justice as Improvisation: The Law of the Extempore (London: Routledge, 2013)
Posted: 14 Oct 2017
Sara Ramshaw
University of Victoria Faculty of Law

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Law, Justice, Improvisation, Critical Improvisation Studies, Jacques Derrida, New York History, Jazz, Bebop, Cabaret Laws

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Feminism Unqualified: Margaret Thornton’s, Dissonance and Distrust: Women in the Legal Profession’ (Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1996)

(1997) 15:1 Law in Context 166-178
Posted: 11 Oct 2017
Sara Ramshaw and Wesley Pue
University of Victoria Faculty of Law and University of British Columbia (UBC), Faculty of Law

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Legal Profession, Women, Feminism, Australia