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.

Scholarship

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

John R. Brooks, Curing the Cost Disease: Legal Education, Legal Services, and the Role of Income-Contingent Loans, J. Legal Educ. (forthcoming).
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Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

John R. Brooks, Brian Galle & Brendan S. Maher, Cross-Subsidies: Government's Hidden Pocketbook, 106 Geo. L.J. 1229-1286 (2018).
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John R. Brooks, The Case for More Debt: Expanding College Affordability by Expanding Income-Driven Repayment, 2018 Utah L. Rev. 847-865.
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John R. Brooks, The Definitions of Income, 71 Tax L. Rev. 253-309 (2018).
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U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

Brief of Amici Curiae Law Professors and Economists in Support of Petitioner, South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., No. 17-494 (U.S. Mar. 5, 2018).