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Douglas Laycock

Topic: The Religious Exemptions Debate

(October 19, 2009)


Miller Lecture_Douglas LaycockDouglas Laycock is the Yale Kamisar Collegiate Professor of Law at the University of Michigan. He is also the Alice McKean Young Regents Chair in Law Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin, where he served for twenty-five years. He has published many articles on religious liberty and other issues of constitutional law, and is the co-editor of Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty (2008). He has been actively involved in religious liberty issues in the courts and legislatures and has argued several major cases before the Supreme Court. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and of the University of Chicago Law School, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the Council of the American Law Institute.

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