Professor Brophy received his A.B. from the University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude, a J.D. from Columbia University, where he served as an editor of theColumbia Law Review, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. Before entering teaching in 1994, he was a law clerk to Judge John Butzner of the United States Court of Appeals (Fourth Circuit), practiced law with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York, and was a Mellon Fellow in the Humanities at Harvard University. He joined the University of North Carolina faculty in 2008, from the University of Alabama. He has also taught at Boston College, the University of Hawaii, and Vanderbilt University. Professor Brophy teaches in the fields of property, trusts and estates, and remedies. Professor Brophy will teach a mini course entitled American Legal History: Property Rights and Civil Rights.