Justice Rothwell is a graduate of the University of Alberta and holds degrees in economics and law. Immediately following graduation from law school he clerked for the Honourable Mr. Justice Major at the Supreme Court of Canada. Justice Rothwell began his career in private practice and joined Alberta Justice and Solicitor General (JSG) in 2004. Prior to his appointment, Justice Rothwell held a number of positions with JSG and held the position of Assistant Deputy Minister, Legal Services Division when he was appointed to the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta. Justice Rothwell co-instructed Constitutional Litigation at the Faculty of Law for 7 years and has previously sat on the board of the Alberta Law Foundation, St. Thomas More Lawyers’ Guild of Northern Alberta, and the Edmonton Police Foundation.