Associate Professor of Law
Bret Asbury’s interests focus on jurisprudence and law and literature.
Professor Asbury received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was managing editor of The Yale Law Journal and a senior editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation, while also serving on the executive board of the Black Law Students’ Association.
Before coming to the law school, Professor Asbury practiced with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, and Dechert, LLP, both in Philadelphia. While at these firms, Professor Asbury worked on leveraged buyouts, debt restructurings, securities offerings, mergers and strategic acquisitions, tort and securities litigations, white collar criminal investigations and NASD arbitrations.
In addition to his law firm experience, Professor Asbury clerked for the Hon. Julio M. Fuentes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, in Newark, N.J.
Professor Asbury’s prior teaching experience includes fellowships in the Yale University English and Literature departments.
His scholarly work includes "Law as Palimpsest: Conceptualizing Contingency in Judicial Opinions" in the Alabama Law Review, "Anti-Snitching Norms and Community Loyalty" in the Oregon Law Review and the forthcoming "Why the Bluebook Matters: What Judge Posner and Its Other Critics Miss" in the Tennessee Law Review.