Associate Professor Jeffrey M. Brown joined the College of Law as a permanent member of the Faculty in the fall of 2010 after serving as a Visitor during the 2009-2010 school year. Prior to joining the College of Law he served as an Assistant and then Associate Professor of Law at Northern Illinois University College of Law from 1999 until 2009.

Professor Brown teaches torts, complex litigation, public international law, international business transactions and the theory and practice of international courts and tribunals. He has twice served as a Visiting Fulbright Lecturer, first in the Republic of Bulgaria and most recently in the Russian Federation. He continues to collaborate with the Fulbright Program through its Occasional Lecturer Program and occasionally to review the applications of Russian scholars wishing to serve as Fulbright Fellows in the United States.

He has consulted on USAID and State Department-funded rule of law initiatives in China and Russia for Vermont Law School and occasionally returns to Russia to guest lecture and conduct research. As a member of a consortium of Chicago-area law schools, he helped to coordinate a USAID-funded rule of law assistance program designed to bolster Palestinian legal education.

His current research interests include assessing the capacity of regional courts to promote more effective development and human rights paradigms in failed states like Haiti and identifying effective normative and institutional frameworks to empower NGOs in the developing world.

Professor Brown is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School.

Office Hours:

MWF 11a.m. – 1p.m. and by appointment


Doranne Riggio
Office: (407) 254 4022

Courses taught by Professor Brown:

  • International Business Law



  • At the Water’s Edge: Promoting Haitian Development through the Caribbean Court of Justice (in-progress; accepted for presentation at the 2012 Law & Society Conference).
  • Benevolent Assistance or Bureaucratic Burden: Promoting Effective Haitian Reconstruction, Self-Governance and Human Rights under the Right to Development, 6 Intercultural H.R. Law Rev. 209 (2011).
  • Peace Through Democratisation: Balkan Tales, (review essay, 2010), Rev. of Democratisation and the Prevention of Violent Conflict: Lessons  Learned from Bulgaria and Macedonia, Jenny Engstrom (Ashgate Pub.: UK 2009).