Darryl K. Brown
B.A. East Carolina University, 1984
J.D. University of Virginia School of Law, 1990
M.A. College of William and Mary, 1991
Darryl K. Brown is the O.M. Vicars Professor of Law and the E. James Kelly, Jr. - Class of 1965 Research Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, and Visiting Professor at UCLA School of Law for the Fall 2013 semester. Professor Brown’s primary scholarly and teaching interests are criminal law, criminal procedure and evidence.
Professor Brown earned his B.A. from East Carolina University, his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his M.A. from the College of William and Mary. After law school Brown clerked for Chief Judge Dolores K. Sloviter of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and then was an associate at Kilpatrick & Cody in Atlanta before working as an assistant public defender in Clark County, Georgia.
In 1998, Professor Brown began his academic career at Washington & Lee University School of Law where he became the Class of 1958 Alumni Professor of Law. He joined the University of Virginia Law faculty in 2007.
Professor Brown’s recent publications include: Adjudication of Criminal Justice: Cases and Problems (with R. Carlson & S. Crump) (Thomson/West, 2007); “American Prosecutors’ Powers and Obligations in the Era of Plea Bargaining,” in Transnational Perspective on Prosecutorial Power (Oxford University Press, 2011); “Criminal Law Reform and the Persistence of Strict Liability,” 62 Duke Law Journal 285 (2012); “Federal Mens Rea Interpretation and the Limits of Culpability’s Relevance,” 75 Law and Contemporary Problems 109 (2012); “Criminal Law’s Unfortunate Triumph over Administrative Law,” 7 Journal of Law, Economics & Policy 657 (2011); and “Why Padilla Doesn’t Matter (Much),” 58 UCLA Law Review 1393 (2011).