John R. Brooks

James S. Carpentier Visiting Assistant Professor of Law (Fall 2014)


Areas of teaching and research

  • Taxation
  • Harvard Law School, J.D.
  • Harvard University, A.B.

John R. Brooks is an associate professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center. He teaches and writes on tax law and policy.

Before coming to Georgetown in 2011, Brooks was a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. Previously, he clerked for Judge Norman H. Stahl of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and practiced tax law at Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston.

Brooks is an honors graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he was an Olin Fellow in Law & Economics.

Selected publications

  • "Taxation, Risk, and Portfolio Choice: The Treatment of Returns to Risk Under a Normative Income Tax," 66 Tax L. Rev. ___(forthcoming 2013)
  • “Doing Too Much: The Standard Deduction and the Conflict Between Progressivity and Simplification,” 2 Colum. J. Tax L. 203-246 (2011)