Lured to Texas from the University of Chicago Law School in 1981, Professor Laycock is one of the nation's leading authorities on the law of remedies and also on the law of religious liberty. He has testified many times before Congress about issues of religious liberty, and has argued many cases in the courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He is author of the leading casebook Modern American Remedies: Cases and Materials (Aspen, 3d ed. 2002); the award-winning monograph, The Death of the Irreparable Injury Rule (Oxford, 1991); and many articles in Harvard Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Supreme Court Review, and elsewhere. He is a member of the Council of the American Law Institute and an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.