Speaking Introduction/Short Bio
Dorothy A. Brown was born and raised in the South Bronx and learned about structural inequality at an early age. It made her want to become a lawyer so that she could be an advocate for those whose voices had been silenced and/or ignored. Her journey included the study of tax law, working on Wall Street, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and currently as a law professor. Once she joined the legal academy she focused on revealing the racial (along with class and gender) implications of tax policy previously hidden. Her diverse work experiences have given her unique insights into inequities in the workplace, with a particular emphasis on the legal profession and legal education. 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.
Dorothy has appeared on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry show; CNN’s Starting Point; and VICE News among others. Dorothy is available to comment on current events dealing with race, class or social justice. View a list of Dorothy’s Media Appearances
Dorothy is a highly sought after and popular speaker. View a list of Dorothy’s Events