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Office of General Counsel
Moore / Connally Bldg.
6th Floor
301 Tarrow
College Station, Texas 77840

979.458.6126 (direct)
979.458.6150 (fax)

Dana Sweet, Legal Secretary
Melissa Parker, Legal Assistant

Practice Areas
Student Affairs & Special Projects

U.S. District Court
Southern District

Jerry M. Brown
Managing Counsel, Student Affairs & Special Projects

Jerry M. Brown practices in the Student Affairs & Special Projects section, where he is the Managing Counsel. His litigation & dispute resolution practice involves coordination of the Texas Attorney General's representation of System members in federal and state lawsuits. He represents the System and its members in internal hearings and before federal agencies and regulatory bodies like the Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Additionally, Jerry advises System members on general employment matters, tort claims, and student conduct issues. Jerry's special projects practice focuses on developing System-wide training modules and doing investigations related to catastrophic incidents like the June 2008 capsizing of the S/V Cynthia Woods and the January 2009 Texas Army National Guard helicopter crash on the Texas A&M University campus. His section is also responsible for initiatives of the Board of Regents, System member presidents and directors, and the General Counsel.

Jerry joined the Office of General Counsel in September 1998. Prior to joining the office he was a civil trial lawyer with a Bryan, Texas law firm. Before attending law school he was a litigation support consultant and a law firm administrator.

Presentations & Publications
The Clery Act: Classifying and Counting Crimes, College Station, 2011
Texas Public Information Act: What Your Lawyer Wants You to Know, College Station 2011
Three Laws That Protect Master Gardener Volunteers, Coll. Station, Aug 2009
Liability and Risk Issues for Extension Professionals, Austin, May 2009
Title IX and Student-on-Student Harassment, College Station, April 2009
Liability Issues for Student-Group Advisors, College Station, April 2009
Hate Speech on Public Campuses, College Station, April 2009
Current Legal Issues in Student Affairs Risk Management, Coll. Sta., Jan. 2009
Legal Issues in Student Affairs, Houston, July 2009
Drafting Enforceable Waivers in Texas, College Station, September 2006
Student Due Process-Interesting 2005 Cases & Liability Waivers for NASPA, Austin, Jan. 2006
Public Information Act for Extension Professionals, Coll. Sta., November 2005
Liability and Risk Management for State Employees, Austin, May 2005
Trespass 101 & Recent Case Law for Texas Society of American Foresters, Nacogdoches, April 2005
Documenting Personnel Problems, Stephenville, May 2004
Recent Developments in ADA Law: A View From the Litigation Battlefield, Austin, March 2003
ADR: An Effective Approach to Resolving Disputes, April 2002 & Oct. 2003
Liability, Risk Management, and Incident Response, Austin, December 2002
Discrimination Training, Kingsville, July 2002
Liability of University Veterinarians, College Station, June 2001

J.D., 1993, South Texas College of Law
B.B.A. in Management, 1985, Texas A&M University

Professional Affiliations
Member, State Bar of Texas
National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)
Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA)