Brandon Hasbrouck Assistant Professor of Law


Area of Expertise

Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, Appellate Advocacy, 13th Amendment


JD, Washington and Lee University

BA, Dominican College


Professor Brandon Hasbrouck researches and teaches in the areas of criminal law, race relations law, and critical theory. His scholarship has been published or forthcoming in leading scholarly journals, including The Georgetown Law Journal, the UCLA Law Review, the Washington University Law Review and the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.  Professor Hasbrouck's scholarship has been the subject of much attention in the academic and popular media. Professor Hasbrouck is frequently consulted on issues of race; recently, he published an op-ed article in the Washington Post on the problem with naming institutions after those who perpetrated racial terror. That piece sparked--and continues to drive--national debates on major news and radio networks, including Fox News, CNN, and Mornings on the Mall.  Professor Hasbrouck is the recipient of Ethan Allen Faculty Fellowship for scholarly excellence and John W. Elrod Law Alumni Fellowship for teaching excellence.  He is the first professor in the law school's history to have received both awards in the same year. 

Before joining the academy, Professor Hasbrouck worked at two prestigious law firms, McGuireWoods LLP in Richmond and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York, where he drafted briefs and motions in federal and state appellate and trial courts regarding a wide range of issues including constitutional law and criminal law. Professor Hasbrouck clerked for two legendary Black federal judges-Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and Judge Roger L. Gregory of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. 

Professor Hasbrouck received his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Washington and Lee University School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Washington and Lee Law Review, was the recipient of the Frederic L. Kirgis, Jr. International Law Award for Excellence in International Law, graduated Order of Coif, was a member of the Black Law Students Association, and was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa.  He received his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Dominican College.

Professor Hasbrouck received an honorary degree of Doctor of Law from Dominican College. He is admitted to the bar of New York State, to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.