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William M. Brooks

Professor of Law; Director of the Civil Rights Litigation Clinic


B.A., 1976, Ohio Wesleyan University
J.D., 1979, State University of New York at Buffalo, Faculty of Law and Jurisprudence.


Contact Info
Email: wbrooks@tourolaw.edu
Phone: Office: 631-761-7086
Room: CL106
Office Hours:
Faculty Assistant: Lila Mester
631-761-7088
LMester@tourolaw.edu
Biography
Admitted to the bars of New York, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. After a brief time in private practice, Professor Brooks worked as an attorney with the New York State Mental Hygiene Legal Service. At Touro Law Center, he teaches Pre-Trial Litigation, Disability Law, and the Civil Rights Litigation Clinic, providing legal representation for mentally ill individuals. Professor Brooks has litigated numerous class action and other cases that have significantly broadened the rights of people diagnosed with mental illness, including Rivers v. Katz, 67 N.Y.2d 485 (1986).

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Courses
Civil Rights Litigation Clinic
Disability Law
Pre-Trial Litigation
Federal Courts

Publications
For Selected Works, click here.