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Scott Gaylord

Professor Scott Gaylord joined the Elon Law faculty in 2007 and was granted tenure in 2012. Since 2014, he has been a Professor of Law, serving as the Jennings Professor and Emerging Scholar from 2013-15.  Prior to joining the legal academy, he practiced with the Charlotte, North Carolina firm of Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, working on complex civil and commercial litigation in both state and federal courts. Before that, Professor Gaylord served as a law clerk to Judge Edith Jones on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He received his master's and doctoral degrees in philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a summa cum laude  graduate of Notre Dame Law School, where he was the Book Review Editor for the law review and received the Dean Joseph O'Meara Award as salutatorian.

Professor Gaylord's scholarship and teaching focus on constitutional law, with a particular emphasis on equal protection, due process, speech, and religion issues. His most recent article, "Individual Rights, Federalism, and the National Battle over Bathroom Access," is forthcoming in the North Carolina Law Review and explores the important due process, equal protection, and federalism questions raised by the Department of Justice's new interpretation of Title IX. His articles on corporate free exercise and First Amendment speech have led to numerous amicus briefs to the United States Supreme Court and federal circuit courts across the country. In addition to a modular case book on constitutional law for Carolina Academic Press, he currently is working on the third edition of North Carolina Torts, with an emphasis on constitutional torts.

Professor Gaylord is a frequent speaker on constitutional law and First Amendment topics at law schools across the country and has regularly provided commentary on ongoing constitutional issues to national media outlets, including the New York Times, USA Today, The Diane Rehm Show, NPR, The National Constitution Center, and Bloomberg Law.  His courses include Constitutional Law, First Amendment Speech, First Amendment Religion, and Federal Courts.

 

Scott Gaylord

Scott Gaylord

Elon University Law School