Rebecca Johnson, University of Victoria

Law Professor Victoria, British Columbia rjohnson@uvic.ca Office: (250) 721-8187

Bio/Research

Rebecca Johnson joined the University of Victoria Faculty of Law as an Associate Professor in 2001. She has taught courses in constitutional law, civil liberties, criminal law, feminist advocacy, law legislation and policy, legal method, legal theory, and law and film. Her research and writing in...

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Bio/Research

Rebecca Johnson joined the University of Victoria Faculty of Law as an Associate Professor in 2001. She has taught courses in constitutional law, civil liberties, criminal law, feminist advocacy, law legislation and policy, legal method, legal theory, and law and film. Her research and writing interests often draw her to the places where law discourses intersect with those of popular culture. Her current research projects concern nursing mothers and the saloon as a site of citizenship and the role of reason and passion in the judicial dissent.

She was called to the Bar June 29th, 1992 and is a Member of the Law Society of Alberta. She received her Masters of Laws from the University of Michigan in 1995, and received her S.J.D. Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 2000 for her Dissertation, Power & Wound: A Study of the Intersection of Privilege and Disadvantage in Symes v. Canada.

Rebecca has also received her B.Mus. (Calgary) in 1985, and an M.B.A. (Alberta) in 1990. Prior to her joining UVic, Rebecca clerked at the Supreme Court for Madame Justice L'Heureux-Dubé in 1993-93 and at worked with the Faculty of Law, University of New Brunswick between 1995 and 2001.



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