Jerry Brown

Jerry M. Brown leads the Student Affairs & Special Projects section in the Office of General Counsel.

His student affairs practice involves advising universities and agencies on issues as diverse as Title IX, the Clery Act, Americans with Disabilities Act/Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, expressive activity on campus, student privacy under FERPA, Texas Public Information Act, tort claims liability, behavioral intervention teams, campus law enforcement, policy development, resident life, student discipline and academic misconduct, student organizations, recreational sports, student counseling and health services, premise liability, athletics, and the Corps of Cadets and Sea Aggies.

His special projects practice focuses on doing investigations related to complex catastrophic events like the capsizing of the S/V Cynthia Woods, the Texas Army National Guard helicopter crash, and nuclear facility incidents. He is also responsible for initiatives of the Board of Regents, system member presidents and directors, and the General Counsel.

Jerry is also an adjunct assistant professor in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University.  He teaches EDAD 610, Higher Education Law to master’s students in the Student Affairs Administration Higher Education (SAAHE) program and doctoral students in the Higher Education Administration program.

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 law firm administrator.

Doe v. Tex. A&M Univ., CV H-20-4332, 2021 WL 257059, at *1 (S.D. Tex. Jan. 26, 2021); Tex. A&M Univ. v. Doe, 10-19-00057-CV, 2020 WL 7866878, at *1 (Tex. App.—Waco Dec. 30, 2020, no pet. h.); Texas A&M University v. Carapia, 494 S.W.3d 201 (Tex. App.—Waco 2015, rev. denied); Hole v. Texas A&M University, 360 Fed. Appx. 571, 2010 WL 148656 (5th Cir. [Tex.] 2010, cert. den., not published); Dimitric v. Texas Workforce Comm., 2009 WL 674391 (S.D. Tex. 2009, no writ); Crouch v. Trinque, 2008 WL 2764594 (Tex. App.—Eastland 2008, not published); Texas A&M University v. Hole, 194 S.W.3d 591 (Tex. App.—Waco 2006, rev. denied); Goodwill v. Texas A&M University Medical School, 2004 WL 1469353 (Tex. App.—Austin 2004); Texas A&M University System v. Luxemburg, 93 S.W.3d 410 (Tex. App.—Houston (14th Dist.) 2002, rev. den.); Mato v. Baldauf, 267 F.3d 444 (5th Cir. (Tex.) 2001, cert. den.); Henderson v. Wellmann, 43 S.W.3d 591 (Tex. App.—Houston (1 Dist.) 2001); Texas A & M Univ. v. Hamann, 3 S.W. 3d 215 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi 1999, denied).

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)