Peter A Allard School of Law

Jessie Gomberg

PhD Student
BA (University of Guelph), MA (University of Toronto), JD (University of Windsor), LLM (Osgoode Hall Law School)



Jessie Gomberg is a PhD student at Allard Law working under the supervision of Dr. Cristie Ford. Jessie’s PhD research focuses on professional regulation of lawyers in Canada. She takes a critical view of the disciplinary systems regulating lawyers whose conduct is considered “unbecoming” due to alcohol and drug addiction. Jessie’s research performs a critical analysis of contemporary lawyer discipline employing feminist legal theory and proposing alternative dispute resolution to advocate for discipline reform. She hopes that her PhD research will have a positive impact on the legal profession by promoting healing and well-being for members suffering from alcohol and drug addiction. Jessie was called to the bar in Ontario in 2019. She is sober and is very active in Vancouver’s recovery community.

Supervisor: Dr. Cristie Ford

Jessie Gomberg

Organization Affiliations

  • Allard School of Law

Research Interests

  • Administrative law and regulatory governance
  • Dispute resolution, arbitration and mediation
  • Feminist legal studies
  • Jurisprudence, legal theory, and critical studies
  • Legal ethics and the legal profession

Do lawyers carry an ethical responsibility to care for one another, and how might we rethink lawyers' ethical responsibilities to reimagine the role of professional regulation and discipline?

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