About Professor Mark Brown

Mark R. Brown
Newton D. Baker/Baker and Hostetler Chair of Law
B.S., University of Dayton, 1981;
J.D., valedictorian, University of Louisville School of Law, 1984;
LL.M., University of Illinois College of Law, 1988.


MARK R. BROWN was born in Louisville, Kentucky and attended the University of Louisville School of Law. Following graduation from Louisville, Professor Brown earned his LL.M. at the University of Illinois. He clerked for the Honorable Harry W. Wellford, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and also served as a Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States. He has taught at several law schools, including the University of Illinois, Stetson University (Florida), the Ohio State University, and Capital University. He currently holds the Newton D. Baker/Baker & Hostetler Chair at Capital University, where he teaches courses on Constitutional Law and Constitutional Litigation. Together with Kit Kinports, Professor Brown has authored a book entitled “Constitutional Litigation Under § 1983.” He has also authored several articles addressing various constitutional issues, including religion, elections, parents’ rights, gender discrimination, and government’s financial liability for the wrongs it inflicts.

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