Sara Smyth

Associate Professor @ La Trobe University

Dr. Sara M. Smyth is an Associate Professor at LaTrobe Law School in Melbourne, Australia where she will be teaching in the new Masters of Cyber-Security Law program in 2017.  In 2016, she was a visiting scholar at the Castan Centre for Human Rights at Monash University’s Faculty of Law in Melbourne.  In 2015, she was a visiting scholar at Georgetown University Law School in Washington, D.C.  She was an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law and the Director of the Canadian Program in Law at Bond University, Australia from 2012 to 2016.

She has consulted extensively to Public Safety Canada and written a number of books including Cybercrime in Canadian Criminal Law (Second Edition, 2015).  Her forthcoming book Drone Controversies – Ethical and Legal Debates Surrounding Targeted Strikes and Electronic Surveillance will be published in December, 2016.  She has presented widely in North America, Europe and Asia, including the U.S. Department of Defense Cybercrime Conference (2009 and 2010).

From 2009 until 2012, she was an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University where she taught cybercrime courses and was the Associate Director for the International Cybercrime Research Centre.  She received a PhD from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (2008); an LL.M. from the University of Toronto (2005); and a J.D. from the University of Victoria, Canada (2001).  She also served as a law clerk at the British Columbia Court of Appeal and practiced law in Vancouver.