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Douglas Laycock

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B.A., Michigan State University
J.D., University of Chicago Law School

Douglas Laycock is one of the nation's leading authorities on the law of remedies and also on the law of religious liberty.Before joining Virginia's faculty in 2010, Laycock served as the Yale Kamisar Collegiate Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. Prior to that he taught for 25 years at the University of Texas and for five years at the University of Chicago.

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 has co-edited a collection of essays, Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty, and he recently published Religious Liberty, Volume I: Overviews and History, the first of a four-volume collection of his many writings on religious liberty. He is vice president of the American Law Institute, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the 2009 winner of the National First Freedom Award from the Council on America's First Freedom.

Modern American Remedies: Cases and Materials (4th ed., Aspen 2010; 3d ed. Aspen 2002; 2d ed., Little Brown 1994; 1st ed., Little Brown 1985) (with Teacher’s Manuals and annual Supplements or Teachers’ Updates).

Religious Liberty 1: Overviews and History. Emory University Studies in Law and Religion. Grand Rapids, MI: W. B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2010.

Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty: Emerging Conflicts (Rowman & Littlefield 2008) (edited, with Anthony M. Picarello and Robin Fretwell Wilson).

The Death of the Irreparable Injury Rule (Oxford University Press, 1991).

Selected Articles
“Remedies,” in Stanley N. Katz, ed., 5 Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History 125 (Oxford University Press, 2009).

“How Remedies Became a Field: A History,” 27 Rev. Litig. 161 (2008).

“Introduction,” to Symposium, Remedies: The Bottom Line of Justice, 27 Rev. Litig. 1 (2007).

“Choosing Remedies: The Misleading Irreparable Injury Rule,” 32 The Advocate 7 (Fall 2005).

“The Broader Case for Affirmative Action: Desegregation, Academic Excellence, and Future Leadership," 78 Tulane L. Rev. 1767 (2004).

“The Clear and Present Danger Test," 25 J. Sup. Ct. Hist. Soc'y 161 (2000).

“Due Process of Law in Trilateral Disputes,” 77 Iowa L. Rev. 1011 (1993).

“The Triumph of Equity,” 56 L. & Contemp. Probs. No. 3, at 53 (Summer 1993).
Review of Edward Yorio, Contract Enforcement: Specific Performance and Injunctions, 45 Bus. Lawyer 1377 (1990).

“The Death of the Irreparable Injury Rule,” 103 Harv. L. Rev. 687 (1990).

“The Remedies Issues: Compensatory Damages, Specific Performance, Punitive Damages, Supersedeas Bonds, and Abstention,” 9 Rev. Litig. 473 (1990).

“The Scope and Significance of Restitution,” 67 Tex. L. Rev. 1277 (1989).

“Consent Decrees Without Consent: The Rights of Nonconsenting Third Parties,” 1987 U. Chi. Legal F. 103.

“Continuing Violations, Disparate Impact in Compensation, and Other Title VII Issues,” 49 L. & Contemp. Probs. No. 4, at 53 (Aug. 1986).

“Sex Discrimination in Employer-Sponsored Insurance Plans: A Legal and Demographic Analysis,” 47 U. Chi. L. Rev. 505 (1980) (with Lea Brilmayer, Richard Hekeler, and Teresa Sullivan).

“Federal Interference with State Prosecutions: The Cases Dombrowski Forgot,” 46 U. Chi. L. Rev. 636 (1979).

“Injunctions and the Irreparable Injury Rule,” 57 Tex. L. Rev. 1065 (1979) (reviewing Owen M. Fiss, The Civil Rights Injunction).

“Federal Interference with State Prosecutions: The Need for Prospective Relief,” 1977 Sup. Ct. Rev. 193.

“Civil Rights and Civil Liberties,” 54 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 390 (1977).