Mark R. Brown - Capital University Law School

Mark R. Brown

Newton D. Baker/Baker and Hostetler Chair of Law

Mark R. Brown


  • LL.M., University of Illinois College of Law
  • J.D., valedictorian, University of Louisville School of Law
  • B.S., University of Dayton


Mark Brown holds Capital's Newton D. Baker/Baker & Hostetler Chair. He joined the faculty in 2003 after having taught at Stetson University, the University of Illinois and The Ohio State University. 

Professor Brown has authored and co-authored works in various books and academic journals, including the Boston College Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, the Hastings Law Journal, the Iowa Law Review, the University of Illinois Law Review, the Ohio State Law Journal, the American University Law Review, and the Oregon Law Review, as well as others. 

Prior to academia, Professor Brown clerked for the Honorable Harry Wellford, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He also served as a Supreme Court Fellow under the Chief Justice of the United States during the 1993 October Term. 

His research interests include Constitutional Law and Constitutional Litigation, courses he also teaches. He has also taught Civil Procedure, Administrative Law, Criminal Law, and Criminal Procedure. His public interest litigation presently focuses on public access to the political process.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)