Dorothy Brown

Dorothy A. Brown is an Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at Emory University. She is a nationally recognized scholar in race, class, and tax policy. She is a nationally recognized scholar in the areas of law school reform, and race, class, and tax policy.

A popular speaker in the legal academy, she has appeared on CNN’s Starting Point, Need to Know on PBS, and NPR’s Tell Me More. The New York Times, National Law Journal, CNN, Forbes, and Bloomberg have published her opinion pieces.

She received her law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and her LLM in Taxation from New York University.  She began her career in law teaching in 1991 and permanently joined the faculty at Emory in 2008.


Areas of expertise: Law, tax law, law school reform, race, class and tax policy

Location: Atlanta, Ga.

Contact Information: 


Phone: (404) 712-8218

Twitter: @DABrownlawprof

Speaking for Emory University:

Dorothy Brown on the importance of having a public voice

Featured on PBS: Need to Know: Cleaning up the tax mess