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Douglas Laycock
Law School

Professor Douglas Laycock, the Yale Kamisar Collegiate Professor of Law, joined the Law School faculty in 2006. He is one of the nation’s leading authorities on the law of remedies and also on the law of religious liberty.

Professor Laycock has testified frequently before Congress and has argued many cases in the courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He is the author of the leading casebook Modern American Remedies; the award-winning monograph The Death of the Irreparable Injury Rule; and many articles in the leading law reviews. He recently co-edited a collection of essays, Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty.

He is Vice President of the American Law Institute, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and the 2009 winner of the National First Freedom Award from the Council on America's First Freedom. 

Professor Laycock earned his B.A. from Michigan State University and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

Before joining Michigan Law he taught for 25 years at the University of Texas Law School and before that, at the University of Chicago.

Laycock left Michigan to become a Professor of Law at the University of Virginia, where his wife Teresa Sullivan, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Michigan became the President of the University of Virginia in 2010.