Professor Eleanor Brown

Professor Eleanor Brown

Eleanor Brown is a professor of law at Penn State Law. She also is a professor of international affairs in the School of International Affairs (SIA), and a senior scientist in the Rock Ethics Institute.

A leading scholar of property, migration, globalization, development, and the law, Brown has been published in the California Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, the New York University Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal, among many others. She has also published with The New Republic, The New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times and has been a commentator on NPR. Among Brown’s academic accolades, her paper, “The Blacks Who ‘Got’ Their 40 Acres,” was one of two papers selected in the property category for the Yale/Harvard/Stanford Junior Faculty Forum.

She has previously been a Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation, a GWIPP Fellow at the George Washington Institute of Public Policy, and a Reginald Lewis Fellow at Harvard Law School. She is a member of the board of directors of the Association for Law, Property and Society, the Conference Planning Committee for the Immigration Law Professors Association, and the Fellowship Committee for the Association of University Women.  She has also served on the Scholarly Prize Committee for the Law and Society Association.