Brannon Denning teaches and writes in the area of constitutional law, especially on the Commerce Clause and the dormant Commerce Clause doctrine. He collaborated with Boris I. Bittker, Late Sterling Professor Emeritus at Yale on Bittker on the Regulation of Interstate Commerce and Foreign Commerce (1999), and is sole author of the second edition.
He is also the author of The Glannon Guide to Constitutional Law: Governmental Structure and Powers (2nd ed.) and The Glannon Guide to Constitutional Law: Individual Rights and Liberties (2nd ed.), both recently published by WoltersKluwer. Beginning with the 6th ed., he will be the successor author for Calvin Massey, American Constitutional Law: Powers and Liberties.
Professor Denning’s other writings have been published in Foreign Affairs, Constitutional Commentary, the Northwestern University Law Review, the William and Mary Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review, the American Journal of International Law, the Wisconsin Law Review, the Tulane Law Review, and Law and Contemporary Problems among other journals and periodicals. He was the recipient of the 2008 Harvey S. Jackson Excellence in Teaching Award for upper-level classes and of the Lightfoot, Franklin & White award for Faculty Scholarship, which he won in 2012 and again in 2016.