Professor Brame is an alumna of the University of Michigan and came to the Thomas Cooley Law School in February 2006 from Legal Aid of Western Michigan. At the Legal Aid of Western Michigan she was a staff attorney and advised and represented low-income clients on family law, housing, and consumer law issues. She collaborated with other programs to address legal issues faced by ex-offenders re-entering the community. She also translated for Spanish-speaking clients. As Assistant Dean of Cooley Law School’s Grand Rapids campus, Tracey handles student conduct issues, runs the public defender clinic and teaches Constitutional Law elective courses.
Previously, Professor Brame served as staff attorney for Public Defender Services for the District of Columbia, a research and writing specialist with the Federal Defender Office, and an assistant defender with the State Appellate Defender Office in Detroit. She has argued in front of the Michigan Supreme Court, 6th Circuit Court, and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
Professor Brame is passionate about service to her community. She was honored as a 2010 Giants Award winner and currently serves on the board of directors of the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids, Child Discovery Center, Varnum- Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council, Jack and Jill of America, and is a Cub Scout Den Mother. She is the proud mother of two wonderful children, Kimau and Kimani, and the wife of Kenyatta Brame.