Kevin D. Brown
Richard S. Melvin Professor of Law
- Contact Information
- (812) 855-6145
- Law Building 346
B.S. in Accounting at Indiana University, 1978
J.D. at Yale University, 1982
Criminal Law (B511)
Law and Education (B658)
- Race, American Society & The Law (B756)
- Seminar in Law & Development (L750)
- Seminar in Antidiscrimination in Education (L704)
In the News
- Director of the Hudson & Holland Scholars Program (2004-2008)
- Founder and Director of the Indiana University Summer in Ghana Program (2002-2008)
- Fulbright Lecturer in India from December (1996-1997)
- Member of the Indiana Uniform Law State Commissioners from (1989-1995)
- Member of the Yale Journal of World Public Order (1981-1982)
Professor Brown teaches Torts, Criminal Law, Law and Education, and Race, American Society, and the Law at Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, where he has been a faculty member since 1987. He served as the Director of the Hudson & Holland Scholars Programs from 2004-2008. These programs recruit high achieving, underrepresented undergraduate students and account for more than 20 percent of the black and Hispanic undergraduate students on the Bloomington campus.
Brown has been a visiting professor at the University of Texas, University of Alabama and University of San Diego. He has been affiliated with universities on four continents, including the National Law School of India University in Bangalore, India; the Indian Law Institute in New Delhi, India; the Law Faculty of the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa; the Law Faculty of the University of Capetown in Capetown, South Africa; Adilet Law School in Almaty, Kazakhstan; and the University of Central America in Managua, Nicaragua.
His research interest is primarily in the area of race, law, and education. Brown has published over three dozen articles on issues such as school desegregation, African-American immersion schools, and increasing school choice. In 2005 his book, Race, Law and Education in the Post Desegregation Era was published by Carolina Academic Press. A frequent speaker at scholarly conferences, Brown has also addressed issues of race, law and education before groups at the NAACP annual convention, Congressional Black Caucus Braintrust Meetings, the National Bar Association, and the American Bar Association, as well as before the Indiana Supreme Court Justices.
Brown was the founder and director of the Indiana University Summer in Ghana Program, an initiative that gives undergraduate students exposure to Ghana's social, economic, educational, and cultural conditions.
African American Disproportionality in School Discipline: The Divide Between Best Evidence and Legal Remedy
(with Russell J. Skiba & Suzanne E. Eckes), 54 NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL LAW REVIEW 1071 (2009-2010).
Can Public International Boarding Schools in Ghana be the Next Educational Reform Movement for Urban Minority Public School Students?
, 19 TEMPLE POLITICAL & CIVIL RIGHTS LAW REVIEW 91 (2009). [HeinOnline]
Change in Racial and Ethnic Classification is Here: Proposal to Address Race and Ethnic Ancestry of Blacks for Affirmative Action Admission Purposes, 31 HAMLINE JOURNAL OF PUBLIC LAW & POLICY 143 (2009).
Now is the Appropriate Time For Selective Higher Education Programs to Collect Racial and Ethnic Data on Its Black Applicants and Students
, 34 THURGOOD MARSHALL LAW REVIEW 287 (2009). [HeinOnline]
, in THE OXFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE MODERN WORLD VOL. 1 (Peter N. Stearns, Ed.). New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
Demise of the Talented Tenth: Affirmative Action and the Increasing Underrepresentation of Ascendant Blacks at Selective Higher Educational Institutions
(with Jeannine Bell), 69 OHIO STATE LAW JOURNAL 1229 (2008). [HeinOnline]
Introduction to Symposium: Race Across Boundaries
, 24 HARVARD BLACKLETTER LAW JOURNAL 1 (2008).
Lessons Learned from Comparing the Application of Constitutional Law and Federal Anti-Discrimination Law to African-Americans in the U.S. and Dalits in India in the Context of Higher Education
(with Vinay Sitapati) , 24 HARVARD BLACKLETTER LAW JOURNAL 3 (2008).
Milliken v. Bradley, 418 U.S. 717 (1974), in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES (David S. Tanenhaus et al., Eds.) Detroit: Macmillan Reference, 2008.
Milliken v Bradley (Milliken II) 433 U.S. 267 (1977), in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES (David S. Tanenhaus et al., Eds.) Detroit: Macmillan Reference, 2008.
Reflections on Justice Kennedy's Opinion in Parents Involved: Why Fifty Years of Experience Shows Kennedy Was Right, 59 SOUTH CAROLINA LAW REVIEW 735 (2008).
- Book Review.
Robert L. Carter, A Matter of Law: A Memoir of Struggle in the Cause of Equal Rights, 31 VERMONT LAW REVIEW 925 (2007).