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Daniel Dreisbach Professor Department of Justice, Law & Criminology

Contact
Send email to Daniel Dreisbach
(202) 885-2380
SPA - Justice, Law and Criminology
Kerwin Hall - 256
Degrees
J.D. University of Virginia
D.Phil. Oxford University
B.A. University of South Carolina

Bio
Professor Dreisbach earned a doctor of philosophy degree from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia. His principal research interests include American constitutional law and history, First Amendment law, church-state relations, and criminal procedure. He has authored or edited ten books and numerous articles in scholarly journals. Among the courses he teaches are Introduction to Law, American Legal Culture, Issues in Civil Justice, Law and Religion, and the Constitution and Criminal Procedure. Professor Dreisbach is a past recipient of American University’s highest faculty award: Scholar/Teacher of the Year.
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Area of Expertise

Constitutional law: church and state, free speech; religion and society; the religious right; criminal procedure; American legal culture

Additional Information

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 ten 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). He is the author of Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers (Oxford University Press, 2017).

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