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Brad Snyder

Professor of Law

A.B., Duke; J.D., Yale

Professor Snyder teaches constitutional law, constitutional history, and sports law. He is the author of The House of Truth: A Washington Political Salon and the...

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Professor Snyder teaches constitutional law, constitutional history, and sports law. He is the author of The House of Truth: A Washington Political Salon and the Foundations of American Liberalism (Oxford University Press, 2017). He has published law review articles in the Vanderbilt Law ReviewNotre Dame Law Review, Law & History Review, UC-Davis Law Review, and Boston College Law Review. Prior to teaching at the University of Wisconsin Law School, Professor Snyder worked as an associate at Williams & Connolly LLP and wrote two critically acclaimed books about baseball including A Well-Paid Slave: Curt Flood's Fight for Free Agency in Professional Sports(Viking/Penguin, 2006). A graduate of Duke University and Yale Law School, he clerked for the Hon. Dorothy W. Nelson on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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Books

  • Brad Snyder, The House of Truth: A Washington Political Salon and the Foundations of American Liberalism (New York: Oxford University Press 2017).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Brad Snyder, The Former Clerks Who Nearly Killed Judicial Restraint, 89 Notre Dame L. Rev. 2129-2154 (2014).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Brad Snyder, Rejecting the Legal Process Theory Joker: Bill Nelson's Scholarship on Judge Edward Weinfeld and Justice Byron White, 89 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 1065-1084 (2014).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Brad Snyder, Frankfurter and Popular Constitutionalism, 47 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 343-417 (2013).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Brad Snyder, The House that Built Holmes, 30 Law & Hist. Rev. 661-721 (2012).    [HEIN] [W]
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Books

  • Brad Snyder, The House of Truth: A Washington Political Salon and the Foundations of American Liberalism (New York: Oxford University Press 2017).    [BOOK]
  • Brad Snyder, A Well-Paid Slave: Curt Flood's Fight for Free Agency in Professional Sports (New York: Viking 2006).   
  • Brad Snyder, Beyond the Shadow of the Senators: The Untold Story of the Homestead Grays and the Integration of Baseball (Chicago: Contemporary Books 2003).   

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Brad Snyder, The Former Clerks Who Nearly Killed Judicial Restraint, 89 Notre Dame L. Rev. 2129-2154 (2014).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Brad Snyder, Rejecting the Legal Process Theory Joker: Bill Nelson's Scholarship on Judge Edward Weinfeld and Justice Byron White, 89 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 1065-1084 (2014).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Brad Snyder, Frankfurter and Popular Constitutionalism, 47 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 343-417 (2013).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Brad Snyder, The House that Built Holmes, 30 Law & Hist. Rev. 661-721 (2012).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Brad Snyder & John Q. Barrett, Rehnquist's Missing Letter: A Former Law Clerk's 1955 Thoughts on Justice Jackson and Brown, 53 B.C. L. Rev. 631-660 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Brad Snyder, The Judicial Genealogy (and Mythology) of John Roberts: Clerkships from Gray to Brandeis to Friendly to Roberts, 71 Ohio St. L.J. 1149-1243 (2010).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Brad Snyder, Taking Great Cases: Lessons from the Rosenberg Case, 63 Vand. L. Rev. 885-956 (2010).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Brad Snyder, What Would Justice Holmes Do (WWJHD)?: Rehnquist's Plessy Memo, Majoritarianism, and Parents Involved, 69 Ohio St. L.J. 873-910 (2008).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Brad Snyder, How the Conservatives Canonized Brown v. Board of Education, 52 Rutgers L. Rev. 383-494 (2000).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Brad Snyder, Protecting the Media from Excessive Damages: The Ninteenth-Century Origins of Remittitur and Its Modern Application in Food Lion, 24 Vt. L. Rev. 299-345 (2000).    [HEIN] [W]
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In the News

"Five Books to Help You Enjoy Baseball This Summer, Even If Your Team Already Sucks," coverage in Grandstand Central, May 14, 2018, featuring Professor Brad Snyder.

"Why Jerry Jones Has a Strong Case Against the NFL," coverage by Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2018, quoting Professor Brad Snyder.

"Proceedings start in Colin Kaepernick's right-to-work suit this week," coverage by AXIOS, January 3, 2018, quoting Professor Brad Snyder.

"Trump’s tweet may have bolstered national anthem kneelers’ legal position," by the Washington Post, October 15, 2017, featuring Professor Brad Snyder

"Stevens Takes Swing at Baseball Antitrust Exemption," coverage in The National Law Journal, May 19, 2015, quoting Visiting Professor Brad Snyder. 

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"Five Books to Help You Enjoy Baseball This Summer, Even If Your Team Already Sucks," coverage in Grandstand Central, May 14, 2018, featuring Professor Brad Snyder.

"Why Jerry Jones Has a Strong Case Against the NFL," coverage by Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2018, quoting Professor Brad Snyder.

"Proceedings start in Colin Kaepernick's right-to-work suit this week," coverage by AXIOS, January 3, 2018, quoting Professor Brad Snyder.

"Trump’s tweet may have bolstered national anthem kneelers’ legal position," by the Washington Post, October 15, 2017, featuring Professor Brad Snyder

"Stevens Takes Swing at Baseball Antitrust Exemption," coverage in The National Law Journal, May 19, 2015, quoting Visiting Professor Brad Snyder. 

"DeflateGate evidence is circumstantial, but that doesn’t mean NFL’s punishments are off target," coverage in The Washington Post, May 12, 2015, featuring Visiting Professor Brad Snyder.

Visiting Professor Brad Snyder was interviewed for the New York Times documentary,"The Athlete Who Made LeBron James Possible." He was interviewed about the documentary in the Huffington Post piece, "Curt Flood: The Man Who Gave Rise To The Powerful Athlete," October 6, 2014.

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