Religious Freedom Through Court's Eyes

One of the country’s leading authorities on religious liberty willvisit the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Thursday,September 29.

Douglas Laycock, Alice McKean Young Regents Chair in Law and anassociate dean for research at the University of Texas at Austin Schoolof Law, will discuss “The Supreme Court and Religious Liberty” at 3:30p.m. in the college’s Borchard Conference Room. The event is free, andthe public is invited to attend.

Laycock is generally considered to be the nation’s leading authorityon the law of remedies, and one of its two leading scholars on the lawof religious liberty. He testifies frequently before Congress aboutissues of religious liberty, and has argued many cases in many courts,including the U.S. Supreme Court. He is the author of the leadingcasebook, Modern American Remedies: Cases and Materials; theaward-winning monograph, “The Death of the Irreparable Injury Rule,”published by Oxford Universtiy Press; and of many articles in theHarvard, Columbia, and Supreme Court law reviews. Laycock is a memberof the Council of the American Law Institute and an elected fellow ofthe American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in1970, and his juris doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1973.He moved to Texas from the University of Chicago Law School in 1981,and has been a visiting professor at the University of Michigan LawSchool. He is the college’s first Rolapp scholar of the academic year.