Douglas Laycock

Douglas Laycock

  • Alice McKean Young Regents Chair in Law
  • Professor Emeritus

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Douglas Laycock is perhaps the nation’s leading authority on the law of remedies and also on the law of religious liberty. He has held tenured positions at the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, the University of Virginia, and the University of Texas, where he has taught for 27 years. He has testified many times before Congress and argued many cases in the courts, including in the Supreme Court of the United States. He is the author of the leading casebook, Modern American Remedies (Wolters Kluwer 5th ed. 2019, with Richard L. Hasen); the award winning-monograph, The Death of the Irreparable Injury Rule (Oxford 1991); and many articles in the leading law reviews. His many writings on religious liberty have been reprinted in a five-volume collection from Eerdmans Publishing: Religious Liberty 1: Overviews and History (2010); Religious Liberty 2: The Free Exercise Clause (2011); Religious Liberty 3: Religious Freedom Restoration Acts, Same-Sex Marriage Legislation, and the Culture Wars (2018); Religious Liberty 4: Federal Legislation After the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, with More on the Culture Wars (2018); and Religious Liberty 5: The Free Speech and Establishment Clauses (2018). He served for many years on the Council of the American Law Institute before resigning to become Reporter for the Restatement (Third) of Torts: Remedies. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


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