Tara D. Brown

Military Professor Stockton Center for International Law
Squadron Leader, Royal Air Force
Tara D. Brown faculty profile


Squadron Leader Brown is a commissioned officer in the Royal Air Force and joined the Stockton Center in September 2021. Her primary area of research is within the space law domain. She has served in various assignments including prosecuting and defending at court martial, a deployment to the Combined Air Operations Center and most recently advising a wide range of policy clients within U.K. Headquarters Air Command.

Areas of Expertise

  • Space

Professional Highlights


Head Quarters Air Command, Legal Advisory

Provided advice to policy clients on range of topics including employment and discrimination law, administrative law, discipline, data protection, human rights and jurisprudence.

Combined Air Operations Center, Al Udeid Air Base.

Targeting law matters under Operation Shader.

Completed the Joint Operations Legal Training (JOLT) with the Australian Defence Force.


Service Prosecuting Authority.

Prosecuted cases at court martial. Obtained criminal higher rights, trained to handle vulnerable witness and completed international advanced advocacy training (Keble College).

RAF Legal Services, Germany.

Provided legal advice and representation to Service Personnel and entitled dependants at police station interviews and court martial.


Obtained Criminal Higher Rights of Audience, 2018

L.P.C., 2012, graduated with Distinction

L.L.B., 2010, graduated with First Class Honours, awarded the A&R Woolf Charitable Trust Bursary

Research Contributions and Publications

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