Margot Merrill Brooks

Margot Merrill Brooks


Margot Brooks has a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities from Stanford University, class of 2011. She is a graduate of University of California, Hastings College of the Law, class of 2018. Margot has a longstanding interest in gender and the law, particularly around subjects of workplace inequality and sexual violence and harassment. She is now exploring these themes from a sociological perspective, with the intention of pursuing an interdisciplinary academic career. Margot has previously served as a research assistant and summer law fellow at the Center for WorkLife Law. She has also worked at the Family Violence Law Center, the Intersex and Genderqueer Recognition Project, and as an extern for Judge Charles Smiley and the Girls Court program, which aids teenage victims of commercial sexual exploitation. 


·      J.D. (cum laude), University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2018)

·      B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, Stanford University (2011)


Publications (if included:)

But She Didn’t Fight Back: Rape Law’s Resistance Requirement and the Need for Its Elimination

  •       55 No. 3 Crim. Law Bulletin ART 3 (2019) 

What’s Reasonable Now? Sexual Harassment Law After the Norms Cascade; Joan C. Williams, Jodi Short, Margot Brooks, Hilary Hardcastle, Tiffanie Ellis & Rayna Saron

  • 139 Mich. St. L. Rev. 141 (2019)