David R. Upham is an Assistant Professor of Politics and Director of Legal Studies at the University of Dallas. His interests include constitutional law, legal writing, and the constitutional changes brought by the American Civil War. His commentary has appeared in the National Review Online and the Wall Street Journal; his scholarly work has appeared in the Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion,Texas Law Review,and others.

He holds a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law (2005), a Ph.D. from the University of Dallas (2002), and a B.A. from Middlebury College (1993).