Desautels Centre Academic Co-Director, Clinical Senior Instructor
- Legal Systems
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Sexual Expression
- Legal Systems Judge Shadowing
Rebecca Jaremko-Bromwich has had a varied career in law, business, and academia spanning over 20 years.
Rebecca received her Ph.D. in 2015 from the Carleton University Department of Law and Legal Studies, and was the first ever graduate of that program. Rebecca also has an LL.M. and LL.B., received from Queen’s University in 2002 and 2001 respectively, as well as an MBA received in 2022. Finally, she also holds a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Cincinnati.
In addition to her several years teaching at Carleton in the Department of Law and Legal Studies and the Sprott School of Business, she also taught at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law. Rebecca also taught at the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Law, and at the University of Cincinnati.
Rebecca has been an Ontario lawyer since 2003. She worked in private practice from 2003 – 2009, starting at a large firm, doing a wide range of litigation work. 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. Subsequently, Rebecca did criminal prosecution work as a per diem Crown Attorney with the Ministry of the Attorney General in Ottawa. She then shifted gears and joined the management team of Gowling WLG, serving as Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Manager for a large, multinational law firm.
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Law
Rebecca's research focuses on the theme of equality and bodily autonomy. Her primary interest is now in the field of business law, where she is interested in environmental and social governance and corporate social responsibility with respect to how these subjects intersect with equality and social justice. Her research interests in equality and bodily autonomy have also led her to work on projects relating to criminal law, youth justice, sexual expression, artificial intelligence, and medical imaging.
Rebecca has been involved with many community organizations over the years, most notably with the Canadian Bar Association, of which she has been a member since 1998, and where she was elected as national Young Lawyer's Conference President in 2009. She later became a staff lawyer for the Association.
She is past Chair of the Carleton County Law Association Diversity Committee and serves on the Ontario Bar Association's governing Council, where she also sits on the Equality Committee.
Rebecca is currently on the Board of COSA (Circles of Support and Accountability) Ottawa, an organization which helps support the reintegration of high risk offenders, and especially sex offenders, into the community after release.
When a student at Queen's Law, Rebecca was elected President of the Society of Graduate and Professional Students.
She has also been involved in volunteer work to support the education and extracurricular interests of her four children, all of whom have been involved in competitive sports for many years.