Bret Asbury’s principal interest is in applying techniques and approaches borrowed from the humanities to law and legal theory. His scholarship has been published in the Alabama Law Review, California Law Review Circuit, Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy, Georgia Law Review, Oregon Law Review, and Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, among others.
Professor Asbury received his JD from Yale Law School, where he served as managing editor of The Yale Law Journal, senior editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation, and a member of the Yale Black Law Students’ Association's executive board. Prior to joining the Drexel faculty, Professor Asbury practiced with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and with Dechert LLP, and he clerked for the Honorable Julio M. Fuentes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Professor Asbury’s current research explores the ethical, social, and psychological impacts that diagnoses of fetal genetic abnormalities can have on pregnant women and their families and suggests legal and regulatory responses.
Outside of the University, Professor Asbury serves on the Yale Law School Association Executive Committee and the Advisory Board of the Phillips Academy Institute for Recruitment of Teachers, an organization dedicated to diversifying the teaching faculties in America’s schools, colleges, and universities. He has also served on the John Mercer Langston Black Male Law Faculty Writing Workshop Planning and Advisory Committee since 2013.