holds the Alice McKean Young Regents Chair in Law at The University of Texas. One of the nation's leading authorities on the law of religious liberty, Mr. Laycock is actively involved in religious liberty issues in the courts and legislatures, as well as in the law reviews. He is an experienced appellate litigator, including in the Supreme Court of the United States, and he has played a key role, in public and behind the scenes, in developing state and federal religious liberty litigation over the last decade. Mr. Laycock takes carefully nuanced positions that have led him to represent conservative religious organizations, secular civil liberties organizations, and many groups in between, depending on the issue. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Council of the American Law Institute. He has authored two books and numerous scholarly articles. Mr. Laycock is a graduate of Michigan State University and the University of Chicago Law School.