David L. Hudson Jr.
Adjunct Professor of Law
David Hudson is the author, co-author or co-editor of more than 40 books, including Let The Students Speak: A History of the Fight for Free Expression in American Schools (Beacon Press, 2011), The Encyclopedia of the First Amendment (CQ Press, 2008) (one of three co-editors), The Rehnquist Court: Understanding Its Impact and Legacy (Praeger, 2006), and The Handy Supreme Court Answer Book (Visible Ink Press, 2008). He has written several books devoted to student-speech issues and others areas of student rights. He writes regularly for the ABA Journal and the American Bar Association's Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases. He is a senior law clerk for Justice Sharon G. Lee of the Tennessee Supreme Court. Before joining Justice Lee's staff, he was a First Amendment Scholar at the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University. Professor Hudson teaches First Amendment and Professional Responsibility classes at Vanderbilt.
(615) 741-2484, #2 (voice)
J.D. Vanderbilt University
B.A. Duke University
- Interview with John Seigenthaler on "A Word on Words"
- ABA Journal: Good Cop, Bad Citizen? As Cellphone Recording Increases, Officers Are Uneasy
- Interview with Student Press Law Center: Let the Students Speak