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Kevin D. Brown

Indiana University Law School

Kevin Brown, Richard S. Melvin Professor, has been on the faculty of Indiana University Maurer School of Law since 1987. Professor Brown is a 1978 graduate from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business where he majored in Accounting. He graduated from Yale Law School in 1982. After Law School, he worked for four and half years at the Indiana law firm of Baker & Daniels (since merged into Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP). He teaches Race & Law, Torts, Law & Education, Sports Law, Criminal Law and Transnational Comparative Inequality. Brown has been a visiting professor at the University of Texas School of Law, University of Alabama School of Law, and University of San Diego School of Law. He has been affiliated with universities on four different continents including the School of Transnational Law of Peking University in Shenzhen, in Shenzhen, China; 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 Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa; Adilet Law School in Almaty, Kazakhstan; and the University of Central America in Managua, Nicaragua. Brown also spent the Spring Semester of 2014 teaching in London Law School Consortium Program.

Email Kevin D. Brown at: brownkd@indiana.edu

NEPC Publications

NEPC Review: How to Regulate Critical Race Theory in Schools: A Primer and Model Legislation (Manhattan Institute, August 2021)

James Copland
How to Regulate Critical Race Theory in Schools: A Primer and Model Legislation

The Manhattan Institute’s How to Regulate Critical Race Theory in Schools: A Primer and Model Legislation manufactures a case against Critical Race Theory (CRT), building on a foundation of right-wing talking points. The report offers model legislation to counter the purported CRT-inspired indoctrination in schools. This review examines some of the ways that the report mischaracterizes CRT. The review also explains how and why the model legislation might, if adopted, lead to anti-discrimination lawsuits. For these reasons, the Manhattan report does not provide serious guidance to lawmakers interested in understanding or legislating about issues related to race in schools.

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