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Dorothy A. Brown is a Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law and an advocate for economic and social justice. 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 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 also the author of numerous opinion pieces addressing current events in the New York Times, CNN Opinion, Washington Post, Forbes, National Law Journal and Bloomberg View to name a few.

Currently Dorothy teaches Fundamentals of Income Tax, Corporate Tax, Critical Race Theory and Tax Policy. She has won teaching awards at every law school she has taught.

Emory University: BLSA Professor of the Year, 2013; Emory Williams Teaching Award, 2011; Outstanding Professor of the Year, 2009.

Washington and Lee University: 2005-2006 WLSO Female Professor of the Year. 2005-2006 John W. Elrod Law Alumni Association Fellow for teaching.

University of Cincinnati: 1997 Goldman Prize for excellence in teaching.

George Mason University: 1993 Distinguished Faculty Award, Virginia Women Attorneys Association Foundation.