B.S., Fordham University; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center; LL.M., New York University School of Law
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Professor Dorothy A. Brown was formerly the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law and an advocate for economic and social justice. She is the author of THE WHITENESS OF WEALTH: HOW THE TAX SYSTEM IMPOVERISHES BLACK AMERICANS- AND HOW WE CAN FIX IT (Crown 3/23/2021). She is well known for her work in a variety of areas: the effects of tax policy by race, class, and/or gender; workplace equity and inclusion; and law school reform. She is also the author of the path breaking CRITICAL RACE THEORY: CASES, MATERIALS AND PROBLEMS currently in its third edition, which applies a racial lens to foundational law school courses such as contracts, property, civil and criminal law and procedure. She is a co-author of Federal Income Taxation: Cases, Problems, and Materials (West Academic Publishing, Sixth and Seventh editions).
She has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and Bloomberg, and has written numerous opinion pieces addressing current events in the New York Times, The Atlantic, CNN Opinion, Washington Post, Forbes, National Law Journal and Bloomberg View to name a few.
Currently Dorothy teaches Fundamentals of Income Tax, Legislation and Regulation, Corporate Tax, Critical Race Theory and Tax Policy. She has won teaching awards at every law school she has taught. In 2018 she was co-recipient of the Clyde Ferguson Award 2018 (awarded by the AALS Minority Groups Section to outstanding law teachers who in the course of their careers have achieved excellence in the areas of public service, teaching and scholarship).
Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals
Selected Contributions to Other Publications
"A Black professor has long said what the IRS now admits: The tax system is biased," coverage in Stanford Law School, May 23, 2023, featuring Professor Dorothy Brown.
"Black Neighborhoods bear the brunt of Fulton's tax auctions. What could change that?," coverage on WABE, May 8, 2023, featuring Professor Dorothy Brown.
"The 75-Year Thievery Of Joint Tax Returns," coverage in The Post-Journal, April 29, 2023, featuring Professor Dorothy A. Brown.
"Reparations: San Diego Tax Code Discussion Was Preamble to Task Force Meeting in Sac This Week," coverage in The Observer, February 28, 2023, featuring Professor Dorothy A. Brown.