Dustin Brown

Legal Research and Writing Faculty

Dustin  Brown


Room 6374, Law School


B.A., Yale University
J.D., New York University School of Law


Dustin Brown joined the the legal research and writing faculty in 2018 after nearly a decade in private practice, most recently with Godfrey & Kahn in Madison. From 2022 to 2023, he worked as a staff attorney with the law school's State Democracy Research Initiative. He has litigated in state and federal courts on matters ranging from electoral redistricting, public records access, and defamation to insurance coverage, products liability, and deceptive trade practices.

Professor Brown clerked for the Hon. John M. Walker, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York, and the Hon. Thelton E. Henderson of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco. He began his legal career at Bingham McCutchen in San Francisco.

He earned his Bachelor’s degree in English from Yale University and his law degree from New York University School of Law, both magna cum laude. As a law student, he was a member of NYU Law’s Immigrant Rights Clinic, and he interned with New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and Make the Road New York. He also served as an executive editor of the NYU Law Review.

Before practicing law, he worked as a reporter for a chain of weekly newspapers in Queens, New York, and he taught English in Quito, Ecuador.

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