John Brooks teaches and writes on tax law and policy, social insurance, and student loans. His research focuses in particular on how tax and other laws manage risk and facilitate risk-sharing in a population.
Before coming to Georgetown in 2011, Professor Brooks was a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. Previously, he clerked for Judge Norman H. Stahl of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and practiced tax law at Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston. He has also taught at Columbia Law School and Brooklyn Law School.
Professor Brooks is an honors graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he was an Olin Fellow in Law & Economics.
Selected Contributions to Other Publications
U.S. Supreme Court Briefs
"Student Loan Borrowers With Disabilities Aren't Getting Help They Were Promised," coverage by NPR, December 4, 2019, quoting Professor John R. Brooks.
"Diving into direct taxes," coverage by Politico, November 22, 2019, mentioning Professor of Law John R. Brooks.
"Faster Loan Forgiveness for Disabeled Veterans", coverage by Inside Higher Ed, August 22, 2019, quoting Professor of Law John R. Brooks.
"Student Debt Forgiveness Sounds Good. What Might Happen If The Government Did It?" coverage by NPR, July 10, 2019, quoting Professor John R. Brooks.