Brown, Josephine F.

Academic Affiliate

Professor Josie Brown graduated from Harvard Law School in 1985. She then clerked for Federal District Judge James McMillan in Charlotte, North Carolina. Upon completing her clerkship, she received one of Harvard's first Public Interest Law Fellowships, which funded her work on family poverty and child support enforcement at the Virginia Poverty Law Center. She continued to work on these issues on a national basis when she later joined the Center for Law and Social Policy in Washington, D.C.

Biographical Profile

School of Law
Law - Dean's Office
Tenure Status

Interest Background

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Interest Keywords
Constitutional Law, Constitutional Issues in Public Education, Religion and the Constitution, and Women and the Law
Personal Focus Areas
Constitutional rights of children, Children's experience of citizenship in American public schools

Professional Preparation(Education & Training)

Dates Institution Location Degree Field of Study
1982 Univ. of Notre Dame B.A. Summa cum laude Government
1985 Harvard Law School J.D. Magna cum laude

Positions & Appointments

Dates Description Institution/Entity
1985 - 1986 Law Clerk to the Honorable James B. McMillan U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, Charlotte, North Carolina
1986 - 1987 Recipient, Harvard Fellowship in Public Interest Law Virginia Poverty Law Center, Richmond, Virginia
1987 - 1988 Staff Attorney Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington, DC
1988 - 1989 Director, Homeless Families Legal Assistance Project Legal Clinic for the Homeless, Washington, DC
1989 Adjunct Professor Washington College of Law, American University, Washington, DC
1990 - 1991 Litigation Associate Hill & Barlow, Boston, MA
1991 - 1995 Associate Counsel Hill & Barlow, Boston, MA
1998 - 2004 Adjunct Professor University of South Carolina School of Law
2004 - Present Assistant Professor University of South Carolina School of Law
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