Robson Crim is excited to welcome Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich to jointhe editors at the helm of Robson Crim. Dr. Bromwich has been an amazing collaborator this last year, and it is exciting to have her join us as one of the directing minds of Robson Crim. It is also exciting to have official Ottawa capacity and presence at the helm of Robson Crim and we all believe this will improve our content and our reach, including even more varied contributions. Dr. Bromwich brings a wealth of scholarly, clinical and practice experience to the editorial team.
Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich is both a legal academic and practicing lawyer. Situated at Carleton University's Department of Law and Legal Studies, she is Program Director for the Graduate Diploma in Conflict Resolution program there, and also teaches courses relating to criminal law and the criminal justice system. Dr. Bromwich is also an Assistant Crown Attorney with the Ministry of the Attorney General in Ottawa.
Rebecca received her Ph.D. in 2015 from the Carleton University Department of Law and Legal Studies, making history as the first ever graduate of that program. She was awarded a Carleton Senate Medal as well as the 2015 CLSA Graduate Student Essay Prize, and the WGSRF book prize honourable mention, for her graduate work. She is a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario (ADRIO) and has a Certificate from the Program on Negotiation Master Class at Harvard University (2017). Rebecca also has an LL.M. and LL.B., received from Queen’s University in 2002 and 2001 respectively, and holds a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Cincinnati.
Prior to taking on her current role as full time faculty at Carleton, Rebecca taught part time for several years at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law. Rebecca has also taught at the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Law, and at the University of Cincinnati in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. She writes columns for the Lawyers Weekly and has authored and co-authored several legal textbooks for students and legal system practitioners, including lawyers, paralegals and police.
Rebecca has been an Ontario lawyer for over fourteen years, in a career that involved both private practice and law reform before she took on her current position as an Assistant Crown Attorney. She started at large, full-service firm, doing a wide range of litigation work, including criminal defense. She also worked for six years as Staff Lawyer, Law Reform and Equality, to the Canadian Bar Association, then as a Policy Counsel with the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.