Sara Wharton

Associate Professor


Sara Wharton joined the Faculty of Law in July 2014 as an Assistant Professor. She researches in the fields of international criminal law and transnational criminal law and is also interested in public international law, international humanitarian law, and Canadian criminal law.

Prior to joining the Faculty of Law, Dr. Wharton was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National University of Singapore (2013-2014) and a Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia (2013) where she held an Endeavour Research Fellowship (Government of Australia). Dr. Wharton also worked as a legal intern in the Trial Chamber at the International Criminal Court in The Hague (2012).

Dr. Wharton holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law. She also holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School, and a B.A. (Honours) from Queen’s University. Dr. Wharton is also a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2007.

Dr. Wharton teaches courses in Canadian criminal law, access to justice, and international criminal law.