David L. Hudson Jr. is a First Amendment expert and law professor who 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), Teen Legal Rights (ABC – CLIO, 2015), and The First Amendment: Freedom of Speech (Thomson Reuters, 2012).
He is a nationally renowned speaker on First Amendment issues, particularly school law, student rights, and public employment free-speech controversies. He has testified before a U.S. House Subcommittee. He also lectures on U.S. Supreme Court history and case law, employment discrimination issues, and search and seizure law.
He writes regularly for the ABA Journal and the American Bar Association’s Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases. He has served as a senior law clerk at the Tennessee Supreme Court, and teaches at Belmont Law School and the Nashville School of Law.
Hudson also judges professional boxing and mixed martial arts matches, including 12 world title bouts in the Sweet Science.