Jeffrey C. BrooksPreis & Roy Director of Advocacy and Professional Practice
Jeffrey C. Brooks joined the Law Center faculty in 2010. As Preis & Roy Director of Advocacy and Professional Practice and Director of Externship Programs, Brooks directs the Law Center’s highly competitive moot court, trial advocacy, and alternative dispute resolution programs, and coordinates the Law Center’s rapidly expanding externship programs. Professor Brooks also teaches a course in Advanced Appellate Advocacy.
Prior to joining the Law Center faculty, Brooks practiced law as an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Special Federal Litigation Division of the New York City Law Department, where he was a trial attorney representing the City of New York and the New York City Police Department in federal civil rights cases, including the complex litigation arising out of arrests made during the 2004 Republican National Convention. He previously worked as an intern for Associate Justice Stephen G. Crane of the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department.
Brooks received his J.D. from Tulane University Law School, and his B.A. in Geography-Anthropology from Vassar College. While at Tulane, he was Senior Notes and Comments Editor of the Journal of Law and Sexuality and was a member of the Jessup International Law Moot Court and Pace Environmental Law Moot Court teams. Brooks is a member of the New York State Bar and an active member of the Federal Bar Association.