Jennifer Brobst | TBBHF | SIU

Southern Illinois University



TBBH Fellowship

College of Education and Human Services

Jennifer Brobst, JD, LLM

Ms. Brobst recently transitioned from a position as Legal Director of the Center for Child and Family Health, a medical-legal faculty consortium from Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which focuses on evidence-based trauma treatment and abuse prevention.  Formerly, she practiced law as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in South Bend, Indiana, with a focus on violent felony crime, and as Supervising Attorney of the first domestic violence clinical program at North Carolina Central University School of Law.  From 2001-2004, she served as the first Statewide Trainer for the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault.  Since 2004, her teaching and scholarship have focused on matters related to public health law, criminal law, mental health law, evidence, scientific evidence, and crime victim rights.  She is licensed to practice law in California, Indiana, North Carolina, and before the United States Supreme Court.  Prof. Brobst has received degrees from the University of Cape Town, South Africa (B.A. in archaeology and social anthropology), University of San Diego (J.D.), and Victoria University at Wellington in New Zealand (LL.M. by thesis in international comparative law on the reasonable discipline defense).  She currently serves on the Executive Board of the Balance in Legal Education Section of the American Association of Law Schools and on the first National Advisory Board for the National Crime Victims Law Institute.  She is cross-appointed as a faculty member in the SIU School of Medicine Department of Medical  Humanities.