David Hudson

Fellow for the First Amendment

David Hudson is a fellow for the First Amendment at the Freedom Forum, where he focuses on a variety of issues including free speech, student rights and Supreme Court history. He has authored, co-authored or co-edited 50 books and previously spent 17 years as an attorney and scholar at the First Amendment Center. Hudson teaches First Amendment and constitutional law at the Belmont University College of Law where, in 2022, he was awarded the University Scholarship Award for superior research and the law school’s Faculty Scholarship Award. He has also taught at Vanderbilt University Law School and the Nashville School of Law where, in 2018, he was awarded its Distinguished Faculty Award.

David Hudson


Assistant Professor of Law, Belmont College of Law


  • A.B., Duke University
  • J.D., Vanderbilt Law School