Title: Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law
Company: University of Virginia
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Douglas Laycock, Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in religious liberty and remedies.
Mr. Laycock chose his profession because he received an opportunity and took it. He ended up liking the field and stuck with it. He earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Michigan State University in 1970 and was awarded his Juris Doctor by the University of Chicago Law School in 1973. He attributes his success in the field to having a talent for it, working hard, and a little bit of luck.
Mr. Laycock began his career in 1976 with The University of Chicago, where he remained until 1981. While there, he held the positions of assistant professor and professor of law. In 1981, he joined The University of Texas School of Law as the Alice McKean Young Regents Chair in Law, remaining until 2006. He then became a Yale Kamisar Collegiate Professor of Law at the University of Michigan from 2006 to 2010. Since 2006, he has been the Alice McKean Young Regents Chair Emeritus in Law at the University of Texas at Austin and since 2010, he has been the Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law at The University of Virginia. As a testament to his success, Mr. Laycock has received myriad accolades, including the Bill of Rights and Religious Liberty Award for Constitution Feats from Utah Valley University in 2017, the Roger and Madeleine Traynor Faculty Achievement Award from The University of Virginia in 2013, the J. Reuben Clark Law Society International Religious Liberty Award in 2012 and the National First Freedom Award from the Center for America’s First Freedom in 2009.
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