Brad Snyder

Brad Snyder

Formal First Name

Brad Snyder is Professor of Law and Anne Fleming Research Professor at Georgetown University, where he teaches constitutional law, constitutional history, and sports law. Prior to teaching law, 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). After graduating from Duke, he spent 2 years as a reporter at the Baltimore Sun, where he covered the Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore city crime, and Capitol Hill. Professor Snyder has written critically acclaimed books and numerous law review articles about constitutional history. In addition to his legal scholarship, he has written for Politico, Slate, and the Washington Post.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • His first book, Beyond the Shadow of the Senators, recounts the story of the Homestead Grays, one of the greatest teams in the history of the Negro Leagues .

  • At the Sun, Snyder decided to go to law school after witnessing his first Supreme Court oral argument about a pro football labor dispute argued by Ken Starr. 

  • He also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Dorothy W. Nelson on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.




  • Democratic Justice: Felix Frankfurter, the Supreme Court, and the Making of the Liberal Establishment (2022)

  • The House of Truth: A Washington Political Salon and the Foundations of American Liberalism (2017)

  • A Well-Paid Slave: Curt Flood's Fight for Free Agency in Professional Sports (2007)