Eleanor Marie Brown

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


Before joining GW Law, Eleanor Brown, a Jamaican national, was awarded the Lewis Fellowship at Harvard Law School. In 1994, she was a Rhodes Scholar and attended Oxford University where she received a master’s degree in politics. She is a graduate of Brown University with a degree in molecular biology and received a law degree from Yale Law School. Professor Brown clerked for the Hon. Patricia Wald (Ret.) of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and the Hon. Keith Ellison of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. 

Previously, Professor Brown was 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. She 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. Professor Brown chaired the Conduct Review Committee of the Board for Scotia Jamaica Investment Management. She 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. She was a member of the board appointed by the chancellor charged with Septennial Review of the Operations of the University of Technology, Jamaica. 

Professor Brown was 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. Professor Brown's writing interests lie at the intersection of globalization, development, migration, and the law. Some notable publications include: "Outsourcing Immigration Compliance," 77 Fordham Law Review 2475, "The New Brown Blues," 75 NYU Law Review 309, "The Tower of Babel," 105 Yale Law Journal 513, and "Looking Behind the Mirror."


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