Professor of Political Science
Corey Brettschneider teaches constitutional law and politics at Brown University, where he is professor of political science. He has been a visiting professor at top law schools, including, University of Chicago Law School, Fordham Law School, and Harvard Law School. Brettschneider’s work focuses on democracy, free speech, and religious freedom. His popular writing has appeared in TIME, Politico Magazine, and the New York Times. He also comments and gives interviews on constitutional issues for television and radio, including BBC World, NPR, Sirius XM, WPRO, and Fox Providence. He regularly gives public lectures and faculty seminars at universities around the world and in the United States.
Brettschneider is the author of the books, Democratic Rights: The Substance of Self Government (Princeton U. Press, 2007) and When the State Speaks, What Should It Say? How Democracies Can Promote Equality and Protect Expression (Princeton U. Press, 2012). These books have been the subject of several published academic symposia as well as conference panels. His academic articles have appeared in top law and political science journals, including The American Political Science Review, Political Theory, and Texas Law Review. He is also the author of a casebook, Constitutional Law and American Democracy (Aspen, 2011). Brettschneider has a law degree from Stanford Law School and a Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University.