Visiting Professor of Law
Brown has been on the faculty of Indiana University Maurer School of Law since 1987. Professor Brown is a 1978 graduate from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business where he majored in Accounting. He graduated from Yale Law School in 1982. After Law School, he worked for four and half years at the Indiana law firm of Baker & Daniels (since merged into Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP). He teaches Race & Law, Torts, Law & Education, Sports Law, Criminal Law and Transnational Comparative Inequality. Brown has been a visiting professor at the University of Texas School of Law, University of Alabama School of Law, and University of San Diego School of Law. He has been affiliated with universities on four different continents including the School of Transnational Law of Peking University in Shenzhen, in Shenzhen, China; the National Law School of India University in Bangalore, India; the Indian Law Institute in New Delhi, India; the Law Faculty of the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa; the Law Faculty of the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa; Adilet Law School in Almaty, Kazakhstan; and the University of Central America in Managua, Nicaragua. Brown also spent the Spring Semester of 2014 teaching in London Law School Consortium Program.
Brown was also an original participant in both Critical Race Theory Workshop held in Madison, Wisconsin in 1989 and the first People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference held in Chicago, Illinois in 1991. His research interest is primarily in the area of race, law and education. Brown has published over 80 articles or comments on issues such as school desegregation, affirmative action, African-American Immersion Schools, and increasing school choice. Carolina Academic Press published his 2005 book entitled, Race, Law and Education in the Post Desegregation Era and they published his 2014 book entitled, Because of Our Success: The Changing Racial and Ethnic Ancestry of Blacks on Affirmative Action. A frequent speaker at scholarly conferences, Brown has spoken of issues of race, education, or diversity over 230 times including at the annual Convention of the NAACP, the Congressional Black Caucus Braintrust Meetings, the National Bar Association, the National Summit of Black Women Lawyers, the American Bar Association, the Justices of the Indiana Supreme Court, and the High Commission of India in London; at several leading law schools and universities including Harvard, Columbia, NYU, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Duke, Cornell, Emory, Illinois, Northwestern, UCLA, and Texas; and several overseas institutions including at Oxford University, University of Kasel, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Jindal Global Law School, and the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London.
Race, Society, and the Law