Professor of Law and Government
Thom is an American who became a British citizen and has written extensively on immigration law and policy, especially the UK’s citizenship test. He is a supporter of the EU and was Cited in the Electoral Commission report on why Yes/No should be changed to Remain/Leave. He has advised the Labour party on migration policy – and advised on the 2015 election manifesto in both immigration policy and criminal justice reform. Brooks is an award winning author and lecturer who teaches Criminal Law, Immigration Law, Jurisprudence, Public Policy, Strategic Communications and UK Constitutional Law. He was a part of the successful re-election campaign team for Phil Wilson MP (Labour) in Sedgefield, a seat formerly held by PM Tony Blair, as communications lead and Brooks continues this work now for the Sedgefield Constituency Labour Party. His books include Becoming British: UK Citizenship Examined (Biteback, 2016) and Punishment, 2nd ed (Routledge, 2016). Brooks is the UK’s only Professor of Law and Government.