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).



Dorothy A. Brown, Critical Race Theory: Cases, Materials, and Problems (St. Paul, Minn.: West Academic Publishing 4th ed. 2023). [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Dorothy A. Brown, The South Bronx Has Something to Say: Symposium Keynote, 72 S.C. L. Rev. 617-623 (2021). [WWW] [HEIN] [W] [L]

Selected Contributions to Other Publications

Dorothy A. Brown, The Biden Administration’s Racial Equity Challenges, JOTWELL, June 9, 2022 (reviewing Goldburn P. Maynard Jr., Biden’s Gambit: Advancing Racial Equity While Relying on a Race-Neutral Tax Code, 131 Yale L.J. Forum 656 (2022)). [WWW]
Dorothy A. Brown, Race and Tax: Colorblind No More, JOTWELL, Feb. 25, 2021 (reviewing Jeremy Bearer-Friend, Should the IRS Know Your Race? The Challenge of Colorblind Tax Data (Nov. 18, 2020)). [WWW] [HEIN]

Congressional Testimony

Tackling the Tax Code: Evaluating Fairness, Efficiency and Potential to Spur Inclusive Economic Growth: Hearing Before the H. Select Comm. on Econ. Disparity and Fairness in Growth, 117th Cong., June 22, 2022 (Statement of Dorothy Brown)(CIS-No.: Pending). [WWW]