LL.M. (UBC), LL.B. (Calgary), M.A. (Alberta), B.A. (Hons.) (Sask.)
Member of the Law Society of British Columbia (July, 1983)
Member of the Law Society of Alberta (August, 1981)



  • Crimes and misconduct in the profession;
  • The sociology of professions;
  • Women in the professions;
  • Corporate financial crimes and misconduct;
  • White collar crime;
  • Procedure and evidence.

    Crim 436 -- Corporate Financial Crimes and Misconduct

    Crim 437 -- Crimes and Misconduct in the Professions


            Crim 330 -- Introduction to Criminal Procedure and Evidence 

            Crim 432 -- Gender in the Courts and the Legal Profession


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    Brockman, Joan. An Introduction to Canadian Criminal Procedure and Evidence (Toronto: Nelson Thomson Learning, 5th edition, 2015).

    Keenan, Kouri and Joan Brockman. Mr. Big: Exposing Undercover Investigations in Canada (Halifax and Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing, 2010). 

    Mosher, Janet and Joan Brockman. (eds.) Constructing Crime: Contemporary Processes of Criminalization (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2010).

    Brockman, Joan. Gender in the Legal Profession: Fitting or Breaking the Mould (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2001).

    Brockman, Joan and Dorothy E. Chunn (eds.) Investigating Gender Bias: Law, Courts and the Legal Profession (Toronto: Thompson Educational Publishing Inc., 1993).

    Recent Journal Articles:

    Sukkau, Elizabeth and Joan Brockman. "'Boys you should all be in Hollywood': Students' Perspectives on the Mr. Big Investigative Technique." (2015) 48(1) UBC Law Review (in press).

    Brockman, Joan. “Money for Nothing, Advice for Free: The Law Society of British Columbia’s Enforcement Actions Against the Unauthorized Practice of Law” (2010) 29 Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues 1-43.

    Brockman, Joan. “An Offer You Can’t Refuse:” Pleading Guilty When Innocent (2010) 56(1&2) Criminal Law Quarterly 116-134.

    Brockman, Joan. “Racism and Legal Culture: Is There Room for Diversity in the Legal Profession?” (2008) 45(5) Alberta Law Review 75-82.

    Brockman, Joan. "An Update on Self-Regulation in the Legal Profession (1989-2000): Funnel In and Funnel Out" (2004) 19(1) Canadian Journal of Law and Society 55-84.

    Brockman, Joan. "Aspirations and Appointments to the Judiciary" (2003) 15(1) Canadian Journal of Women and the Law 138-166.

    Chunn, Dorothy E. and Joan Brockman, "'She Never Did Anything by Halves:' Mildred Elizabeth Louise Gordon" (2003) 61(5) Advocate 725-734.

    Brockman, Joan. "The Impact of Institutional Structures and Power on Law and Society: Is It Time for Reawakening?"(2003) 37(2) Law and Society Review 283-293.

    Brockman, Joan and Dorothy E. Chunn, "'A New Order of Things:' Women's Entry into the Legal Profession in British Columbia" (2002) 60(3) Advocate 385-395.

    Murdoch, Caroline and Joan Brockman. "Who's On First? Disciplinary Proceedings by Self-Regulating Professions and other Agencies for 'Criminal' Behaviour" (2001) 64(1) Saskatchewan Law Review 29_56.

    Brockman, Joan. "'A Wild Feminist at Her Raving Best:' Reflections on Studying Gender Bias in the Legal Profession" (2000) 28 (1&2) Resources for Feminist Research 61-79.

    Kay, Fiona M. and Joan Brockman. "Barriers to Gender Equality in the Canadian Legal Establishment" (2000) 8(2) Feminist Legal Studies 169-198.

    Brockman, Joan. "A Cold-Blooded Effort to Bolster Up the Legal Profession:" The Battle Between Lawyers and Notaries in British Columbia, 1871-1930" (1999) 32(64) Social History 209-235.

    Book Chapters

    Mosher, Janet and Joan Brockman. “Introduction” in Janet Mosher and Joan Brockman (eds.)  Constructing Crime: Contemporary Processes of Criminalization (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2010), 1-16.

    Brockman, Joan. “Fraud Against the Public Purse by Health Care Professionals: The Privilege of Location” in Janet Mosher and Joan Brockman (eds.)  Constructing Crime: Contemporary Processes of Criminalization (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2010), 53-86.
    Chunn, Dorothy E. and Joan Brockman. “Into the rough of things”: Women Lawyers in British Columbia 1912-1930" in Constance Backhouse and W. Wesley Pue, (eds.) The Promise and Perils of Law: Lawyers in Canadian History. Toronto: Irwin Law Inc. 2008, 245-263.

    Book Reviews

    Brockman, Joan. Review of Justice Bertha Wilson: One Woman's Difference by Kim Brooks (ed.). (Vancouver, UBC Press, 2009). (2010) Canadian Journal of Women and the Law (in press).

    Brockman, Joan. Review of Dishonest Dollars: The Dynamics of White-Collar Crime by Terry L. Leap (Ithaca and London: ILR Press 2007). (2009) 34(4) Criminal Justice Review 572-574.

    Brockman, Joan. Review of P.A.J. Waddington, Doug Badger, and Ray Bull. Devon, The Violent Workplace (UK: Willan Publishing, 2006) (2008) 18(2) International Criminal Justice Review 240-241.

    Brockman, Joan. Review of Jean McKenzie Leiper. Bar Codes: Women in the Legal Profession (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2006). (2008) 22(2) Canadian Journal of Law and Society 270-273.

    Brockman, Joan. Review of Mossman, Mary Jane. The First Women Lawyers: A Comparative Study of Gender, Law and the Legal Professions (Oxford and Portland, Oregon: Hart Publishing, 2006). 18(2) (2007) Canadian Journal of Women and the Law1105-1112.

    Brockman, Joan. Review of Constance Backhouse and Nancy L. Backhouse, The Heiress Versus the Establishment: Mrs. Campbell’s Campaign for Legal Justice (Vancouver: UBC Press 2004). (2006) 58 Labour/Le Travail 239-241.
    Brockman, Joan. Review of James William Coleman, The Criminal Elite: Understanding White-Collar Crime (New York, Worth Publishers, 2002, 5th edition) (2006) 31(2) Criminal Justice Review 173-175.

    Brockman, Joan. Review Essay of Elizabeth Comack and Gillian Balfour, The Power to Criminalize: Violence, Inequality and the Law (Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, 2004). (2005) 31(1) Queen’s Law Journal 402-412.


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