Political Science

Corey Brettschneider

Professor of Political Science
Rm 354/Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs - 111 Thayer Street
Areas of Expertise Public Law, Political Theory, Constitutional Law, Presidency
Office Hours Mondays 2:00pm-3:00pm


Corey Brettschneider is professor of political science at Brown University, where he teaches constitutional law and political theory. His recent writing has appeared in The New York Times, Politico, and The Washington Post. His most recent book is The Oath and the Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents (WW Norton, 2018), which Kirkus calls "vital reading for all Americans." He is also the author of When the State Speaks What Should It Say? How Democracies Can Protect Expression and Promote Equality (Princeton University Press, 2012) and Democratic Rights: The Substance of Self-Government (Princeton University Press, 2007). He is the editor of the new series Penguin Liberty (Penguin/Random House) and the author of numerous articles in top political science journals and law reviews, including the American Political Science Review, Political Theory, and The Texas Law Review. His constitutional law casebook is widely used in classrooms throughout the United States. Brettschneider holds a Ph.D. in politics from Princeton and a JD from Stanford Law School.