The Religious Exemptions Debate
December 8, 2008, 6 PM, Robertson Hall, Bowl 1
Douglas Laycock, Yale Kamisar Collegiate Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, will give a lecture called "The Religious Exemptions Debate." It is open to the public, and it has been co-sponsored with the Madison Program. This lecture is the Alpheus T. Mason Lecture in Constitutional Law and Political Thought: The Quest for Freedom.
Douglas Laycock joined the University of Michigan Law School faculty in Fall 2006. He is one of the nation’s leading authorities on the law of remedies and also on the law of religious liberty. He has testified many times before Congress about issues of religious liberty, and has argued many cases in the courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Laycock is author of the leading casebook Modern American Remedies: Cases and Materials (Aspen, 3d ed. 2002); the award-winning monograph, The Death of the Irreparable Injury Rule (Oxford, 1991); and many articles in Harvard Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Supreme Court Review, and elsewhere. He is a member of the Council of the American Law Institute and an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
Laycock earned his B.A. from Michigan State University and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. He was formerly the associate dean for research and the Alice McKean Young Regents Chair at the University of Texas Law School in Austin, and before that, a Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School.