Professor of Law, Purdy Crawford Chair in Business Law
PO Box 15000 Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2
- Tax policy
- Business law
- BA (Toronto)
- LLB (UBC)
- LLM (Osgoode)
- Ontario, 1999
- Nova Scotia, 2010
I love the study and practice of law and am interested in public policy generally. I have had the privilege of holding faculty positions at several faculties of law and prior to academia I practiced as a tax lawyer with Stikeman Elliott LLP in their Toronto and London (UK) offices.
I am most happy when a student proclaims that she went home and was talking to her roommate/parent/neighbour about some issue that came up in class and then explains with commitment why she now agrees or disagrees with the position she expressed in class. I have received teaching awards from McGill, UBC, and Queen's and am a recipient of the 3M National Teaching Fellowship.
- Taxation I (LAWS 2029)
- Taxation II: International Tax Law (LAWS 2269)
- Topics in Writing, Legal Research & Oral Advocacy (LAWS 2247)
Areas of supervision: All areas of tax law and policy.
I am interested in all areas of tax law and policy, although most of my work to date has focused on corporate and international income taxation and aspects of tax administration. I aim to contribute to three broad strands of the tax literature: using a discrete area of tax law to illuminate a larger tax concept, promoting distributive justice, and exploring how the tax system is used as an instrument for social and economic change.
Selected awards & honours
- Recipient of the 2013, 2015, and 2017 Schulich School of Law graduating class rings
- 2010: 3M National Teaching Fellow
- H Heward Stikeman Chair in the Law of Taxation, McGill Faculty of Law
- 2008: McGill Law Students Association's John W Durnford Teaching Excellence Award, McGill University
- 2007: Killam Teaching Excellence Award, UBC
- 2006: Don MacDougall Faculty Scholar Award, UBC
- 2002: Law Students' Society Teaching Excellence Award, Queen's University
- Kim Brooks, Victor Thuronyi and Borbala Kolozs Comparative Tax Law, 2nd ed. (The Netherlands: Kluwer Law International BV, 2016).
- Benjamin Alarie et al, Canadian Income Tax Law, 5th ed (Toronto: Butterworths, 2015).
- Kim Brooks & Richard Krever, “The Troubling Role of Tax Treaties” in Geerten Michielse & Victor Thuronyi, eds, Tax Design Issues Worldwide (The Netherlands: Kluwer Law International, 2015) 159.
- Kim Brooks, “International Tax Policy: The Counter-Story Presented by the BRICS” in Yariv Brauner & Pasquale Pistone, eds, BRICS and the Emergence of International Tax Coordination (Amsterdam: IBFD, 2015) 447.
- Kim Brooks, “The World Needs More Rod Macdonald: The Potential of Big Ideas” (2014) 51(4) Alta L Rev 871.
- Kim Brooks & Neil Brooks, “The Supreme Court’s 2013 Tax Cases: Side-Stepping the Interesting, Important and Difficult Issues” (2015) 68 Sup Ct L Rev (2d) 335.
- Kim Brooks, ed, The Quest for Tax Reform Continues: The Royal Commission on Taxation Fifty Years Later (Toronto: Carswell, 2013).
Service & activity
- Dean of the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University (2010 – 2015)
- Director, Institute for Research on Public Policy
- Director, Nova Scotia Liquor Commission
- Member, Board of Governors, Canadian Tax Foundation
- Vice-Chair of the Canada Revenue Agency’s Offshore Compliance Advisory Committee
- Member, Department of Finance’s tax expenditures review advisory group