Sara Ross is an Assistant Professor at the Schulich School of Law of Dalhousie University where she teaches Private International Law, Property Law, and Critical Perspectives on Law. She has previously taught Transnational Law and Cultural Property Law at the University of British Columbia, where she was a Killam Postdoctoral Laureate. She later held a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at Dalhousie and she is currently the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Legal Education Annual Review. She holds six degrees, including her PhD from Osgoode Hall Law School and degrees in both civil law and common law from McGill University. A lawyer member of the Law Society of Ontario, in 2021 she was named one of the “Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers” in Canada by Canadian Lawyer magazine and one of the “Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40” by Lexpert magazine.
Her research focuses on the intersection of law, culture, and the city, as exemplified in her 2019 book Law and Intangible Cultural Heritage in the City. Through the lens of legal anthropology, she also researches subjects such as jurisdictional matters related to cultural property disputes, the localization of international legal frameworks, and maritime law. Her work has appeared in scholarly journals including the Yale Journal of Law and Humanities, the University of Toronto Law Journal, the International Journal of Cultural Property, and the Canadian Bar Review.