- Yale Law School and School of Management (J.D./M.B.A.)
- University of Oxford, University College (M., Phil. Political Theory)
- Brown University (A.B. Africana Studies: History, Theory and Politics)
Law Clerk to the Honorable Brett M. Kavanaugh, United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 2017-2018
Law Clerk to the Honorable William A Fletcher, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2016-2017
Law Clerk to Justice Edwin Cameron, Constitutional Court of South Africa, 2015
Rakim Brooks joined Susman Godfrey after clerking on the United States Courts of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Ninth Circuit and the South African Constitutional Court. He began his career at Neufeld, Scheck & Brustin where he litigated Section 1983 civil rights claims on behalf of the wrongfully convicted. He graduated from Brown University and Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He earned his J.D. from Yale Law School and his M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management.
Rakim is a member of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association and active in the NYC New Leaders Council, the Arena, and Community Voices Heard.