Brooklyn Belk Adjunct Professor of Law

Phone: 540-458-8500


Office: Lewis Hall 436

Areas of Expertise/Classes Taught

Skills Immersion - Litigation


BA, Emory and Henry College

JD, University of Tennessee

MA, East Tennessee State University


Brooklyn Belk teaches in the Skills Immersion - Litigation experiential program at the Washington and Lee University School of Law. She is an experienced attorney, most recently serving as Deputy Chief of Police (Internal Affairs and Investigations Manager and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer) for the City of Knoxville, Tennessee.

As a lawyer, Belk has worked as in-house corporate counsel for Lyft, Inc., served in the U.S. Department of Justice as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and Trial Attorney, and as a Staff Attorney for the Social Security Administration.

In academia, Belk has extensive experience in classroom instruction, having taught as an Adjunct and Visiting Professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law and as a Visiting Lecturer in Law and Rights at Emory and Henry College. She has published articles and commentary in a variety of professional and news outlets, including Bloomberg, Corporate Compliance Insights, and Law360.