Aleksandra (Sasha) is a DPhil candidate in law at the University of Oxford and a Modern Law Review Scholar. Her research combines the law of causation with psychology. She is interested in how psychology can help us to answer questions such as 'What is causation?'; 'What role should causation play in the law?'; and 'How do judges assess causation?'. She is supervised by Sandy Steel. 

Aleksandra studied Law with German Law LLB at University College London, graduating with First Class Honours and winning academic awards for her Research Essay, and IP and Company Law modules. Her undergraduate dissertation, Using epidemiological evidence in tort law: a practical guide, was published by the Journal of Professional Negligence.

Prior to starting the DPhil, Aleksandra trained and qualified as a solicitor at a magic circle law firm, working in its London, Moscow and Abu Dhabi offices. She subsequently joined the arbitration team of a leading US law firm in London, where she specialised in investment treaty and commercial arbitration.

Aleksandra is an Editor of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal. She is also a Research Assistant to Professor John Armour on the project 'Unlocking the Potential of Artificial Intelligence for English Law', Work Package 3 (Frontiers of AI in Legal Reasoning) and co-convenes the Private Law PGR Students Discussion Forum. 

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Causation, Tort Law, Experimental Jurisprudence, Experimental Philosophy

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