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About William M. Brooks

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).

Positions

Present Director of the Civil Rights Litigation Clinic, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
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Present Professor of Law, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
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Courses

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


Contact Information

Touro Law
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY, 11722
Email: wbrooks@tourolaw.edu
Phone: Office: 631-761-7086

Room: CL106