Thom Brooks

Dean, Durham Law School, Durham University (UK) & Executive Cmte, Fabian Society

Thom Brooks is an award-winning author, columnist, policy advisor and public speaker. He appears frequently on television, radio and in print media discussing immigration & citizenship, Brexit ‘Brexpert’ and “the man behind Remain and Leave” vote, British politics, punishment & sentencing, US politics and other topics as a highly sought after commentator and expert. His general research interests are in ethics, law and public policy.

Thom Brooks is the UK’s only Professor of Law and Government and the Dean at Durham Law School and an Associate Member in Department of Philosophy and Professor in School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University. He has held visiting appointments at the University of Chicago Law School, Columbia University’s Columbia Law School, Harvard University’s Harvard Law School, New York University’s Center for Bioethics, the University of Nice Law School, the University of Oxford, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, University of St Andrews, Uppsala University and Yale Law School at Yale University. Brooks taught previously at Newcastle University. Brooks is an Academic Bencher of the Honourable Society of Inner Temple and the Vice President of the Society of Legal Scholars, the oldest and largest learned society for academic lawyers. After Keir Starmer became Leader of the Labour Party, Brooks took his place on the Fabian Society Executive Committee.


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