Ansel Kebede Brown

Assistant Professor of Legal Writing

Contact Information

Office: 126
Phone: 919-530-7183
Fax: 919-530-6339


B.S., North Carolina Central University
J.D., Harvard Law School


Ansel K. Brown is Assistant Professor at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law, where he teaches Legal Reasoning and Writing, International Law Writing Seminar, Civil Procedure, and Critical Thinking. He is also Co-Director of the Social Justice and Racial Equity Institute. His research focus is Pan-Africanism and international law. Professor Brown recently published an article in the Minnesota Journal of International Law entitled, “Establishing an Integrated Judiciary to Facilitate the African Continental Free Trade Area.” He previously served as the NCCU Prelaw Advisor and Director of the University Honors Program. Prior to entering academia, Professor Brown served as policy counsel at both the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development and the Center for Responsible Lending, where he advocated for consumer protection laws aimed at reducing predatory subprime lending and rising student debt. Brown earned his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School and his Bachelor of Science from North Carolina Central University. While at law student, he received the Dean of Students Community Leadership Award and served on both the International Law Journal and the Black Letter Law Journal. Professor Brown is a member of the N.C. State Bar.