David L. Hudson Jr.

Adjunct Professor of Law

David Hudson is the author, co-author or co-editor of more than 35 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 also serves as a First Amendment contributing editor for the American Bar Association's Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases. He is a permanent judicial 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.

Quoted in The New York Times about defamation suit against author of The Help. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/18/books/18help.html

Quoted in The New York Times on free-speech/right of publicity case at http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/16/sports/16videogame.html

Area(s) of Expertise

First Amendment law, labor and employment law