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Department of

Ethnic Studies

Roy Brooks

Warren Distinguished Professor

Professor Roy L. Brooks served as a senior editor of the Yale Law Journal, clerked for the Honorable Clifford Scott Green of the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia and practiced corporate law with Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City, before joining the faculty in 1979. He teaches and writes in the areas of civil procedure, civil rights, employment discrimination and critical theory. He is a member of the American Law Institute.


B.A. 1972, University of Connecticut
J.D. 1975, Yale University

Scholarly and Creative Work

Brooks is the author of more than 20 books and supplements, including Rethinking the American Race Problem (University of California Press) and Integration or Separation? A Strategy for Racial Equality (Harvard University Press), both of which received the Gustavus Meyers Outstanding Book Award for civil rights, and most recently, Atonement and Forgiveness: A New Model for Black Reparations. Brooks has also written more than 100 articles and book chapters and presented more than 100 papers.