Robert Brookins

Professor of Law

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Lawrence W. Inlow Hall, Room 345
530 W. New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3225

Phone: (317) 274-7287
Fax: (317) 278-3685


B.S., 1974, University of South Florida
J.D., 1978, Ph.D., 1990, Cornell University


Employment law, labor law, sex discrimination, employment discrimination, collective bargaining/labor arbitration


Before he joined the faculty in the fall of 1990, Robert Brookins was a doctoral student at Cornell University, where he taught courses in labor relations law, labor arbitration, employment discrimination, collective bargaining, and employment law. Also, as a doctoral student, he was a visiting professor at the Syracuse University School of Business and a full-time, assistant professor at the Ithaca College School of Business. From the summer of 1989 through the spring of 1990, Professor Brookins taught at the IU Kelley School of Business on both the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses. In addition to a doctoral dissertation on labor arbitration in the federal sector, Professor Brookins has authored a number of law review articles in employment discrimination.

He frequently lectures and provides training sessions in employment discrimination, labor/ management relations, alternative dispute resolution, and employment law. He is also director of the Annual Labor Management Seminar sponsored by the Indiana University School Robert H. McKinney School of Law and Region 25 of the National Labor Relations Board.

Professor Brookins was a recipient of a Trustees Teaching Award for 2001.