Areas of Expertise:
- Law & Religion Issues (Church & State)
- Employment Discrimination
- Employment Law
Assistant Professor of Law
- J.D., with high honors, The University of Texas School of Law (2002)
Texas Law Review, Chief Articles Editor
Order of the Coif, Chancellor of the Law School
- B.A., summa cum laude, Mathematics and Psychology, Rice University (1999)
Phi Beta Kappa, National Merit Scholar
- The Honorable Karen Nelson Moore, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2002-2003)
- Associate, Dechert LLP, Philadelphia, PA, 2005-2007
- Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Houston Law School, 2004-2005
- Madison Fellow, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Washington, D.C., 2003-2004
- Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties (Paul Finkelman ed., 4 vols., Routledge, 2006)(contributor of entries on various law-and-religion topics, including "Title VII and Religious Exemptions, " "Autopsies and Free Exercise Beliefs," "Discrimination by Religious Entities that Receive Government Funds," and "Taxpayer Standing to Challenge Establishment Clause Violations").
- 20 J.L. & Rel. 579-82 (2004-2005) (solicited short-length review essay) (reviewing Kent Greenawalt, Does God Belong in the Public Schools? (2005)).
- 20 J.L. & Rel. 575-77 (2004-2005) (solicited short-length review essay) (reviewing Carl H. Esbeck et al, The Freedom of Faith-Based Organizations to Staff on a Religious Basis(2004)).
- Of Government Funding, Religious Institutions, and Neutrality: Seeing the Charitable-Choice Debate Through the Lens of Arrow's Impossibility Theorem, 40 Tulsa L. Rev. 321-42 (2004) (solicited symposium piece, alongside contributions by Thomas Berg, Laura Underkuffler, Douglas Laycock, Frank Ravitch, Martin Belsky, and others).
- A Matter of Constitutional Luck: The General Applicability Requirement in Free Exercise Jurisprudence, 26 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 627-665 (2003).
Other Selected Works:
- Religious Liberty in the Lower Courts: Some Interesting Recent Cases, Texas Bar Continuing Legal Education on The Legal Rights and Responsibilities of the First Amendment's Religious Liberty Clauses, March 30-31, 2006, Austin, Texas.
- The Modern Free Exercise Clause and the Concept of General Applicability, Texas Bar Continuing Legal Education on The Legal Rights and Responsibilities of the First Amendment's Religious Liberty Clauses, March 31-April 1, 2005, Austin, Texas.