Area of Expertise
Constitutional law: church and state, free speech; religion and society; the religious right; criminal procedure; American legal culture
Daniel Dreisbach's principal research interests include American constitutional law and history, First Amendment law, church-state relations, and criminal procedure. He has authored or edited seven books and numerous articles in scholarly journals. Among the courses he teaches are Law and Religion, American Legal Culture, the Constitution and Criminal Procedure, Issues in Civil Justice, and Civil Justice Systems and the Constitution. He is coeditor of The Sacred Rights of Conscience (Liberty Fund, 2009) and The Forgotten Founders on Religion and Public Life (University of Notre Dame Press, 2009), and is author of Thomas Jefferson and the Wall of Separation Between Church and State (New York University Press, 2002).