Eleanor Marie Brown

Portrait of Eleanor Marie Brown
Professor of Law
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052

Eleanor Brown, a Jamaican national, is a Professor of Law at George Washington University. 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 also Director of the Institute for Immigration Studies at George Washington University, a Member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Law, Property and Society and the Conference Planning Committee for the Immigration Law Professors Association. She also serves on the Fellowship Committee for the Association of University Women and has served on the Scholarly Prize Committee for the Law and Society Association. Among her academic prizes, her paper, "The Blacks Who 'Got' Their 40 Acres" was among two papers selected in the Property Category for the Yale/Harvard/Stanford Junior Faculty Forum. Ms. Brown's writing interests lie at the intersection of property, migration, globalization, development, and the law. Ms. Brown teaches Property, Immigration, a Seminar on Property and Contract Rights in Emerging Markets and a Seminar on Race, Gender and the Law. She has recently been appointed by the The Honorable Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica to the CARICOM Commission.

Ms. Brown was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship in 1994, and attended Oxford University where she received her Masters Degree in Politics. She is a 1993 graduate of Brown University with a degree in Molecular Biology and she received a law degree in 1999 from the Yale Law School. Ms. Brown was a law clerk in the chambers of the Honorable Patricia Wald (ret.) of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and the Honorable Keith Ellison of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Ms. Brown was previously a Senior Executive at the Caribbean Investment Fund, L.P., the first pan-Caribbean private equity fund in the British Commonwealth Caribbean and a Chairman of the Jamaica Trade Board. Ms. Brown currently serves or has served on the Board of several publicly traded Caribbean companies, and was the youngest director of two subsidiaries of the Bank of Nova Scotia (Jamaica), one of the largest subsidiaries of the largest Canadian bank (by market capitalization). Ms. Brown chaired the Conduct Review Committee of the Board for Scotia Jamaica Investment Management. Ms. Brown was a member of the Sugar Enterprise Team, the entity appointed by the Jamaican Cabinet to oversee private sector participation in the Jamaican sugar sector.

Ms. Brown was until recently the youngest director of JPSCo, the Jamaican subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Energy Corporation and Marubeni Corporation (Japan) (previously owned by Mirant (USA)). She chaired the Pension Fund sub-committee of the Board. She was also a member of the Board appointed by the Chancellor charged with Septennial Review of the Operations of the University of Technology (Jamaica). Ms. Brown is also an external Board Member of Caribiz, an association of Caribbean alumnae and students of Harvard Business School and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, formed to promote capital market development in the Caribbean.

She has published with The New Republic, The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times and has been a commentator on National Public Radio.



BS, Brown University; MPhil., Oxford University; JD, Yale University