Elected Member

Professor Samuel L. Bray

Notre Dame, IN
Notre Dame Law School
University of Chicago Law School

Samuel L. Bray joined the Notre Dame Law School faculty in 2018. His primary areas of research are remedies and equity. His recent work includes “Debs and Federal Equity Jurisdiction,” 97 Notre Dame Law Review (forthcoming 2022) (with Aditya Bamzai); “Getting into Equity,” 98 Notre Dame Law Review 1763 (2022) (with Paul B. Miller); “Equity, Law, and the Seventh Amendment,” 100 Texas Law Review 467-517 (2022); and “The Mischief Rule,” 109 Georgetown Law Journal 967 (2021); as well as chapters in the following books: Oxford Handbook of Christianity and the Law (forthcoming 2022); Oxford Handbook of New Private Law (2021); Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Equity (2020); Equity and Law: Fusion and Fission (2019); and Oxford Handbook of Fiduciary Law (2019). His books, with various coauthors, include four editions of The Constitution of the United States; two editions of Ames, Chafee, and Re on Remedies; Genesis 1-11: A New Old Translation for Readers, Scholars, and Translators; and The 1662 Book of Common Prayer: International Edition.

Bray is a faculty fellow of the Notre Dame Program on Private Law, a faculty fellow of the Notre Dame Law School Religious Liberty Initiative, and a McDonald Distinguished Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. He is an adviser on the Restatement (Third) of Torts: Remedies, and is a member of the Advisory Committee for Rules of Procedure for the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He has testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the House Judiciary Committee, and the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States.

Bray is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, and he clerked for then-Judge Michael W. McConnell on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. After clerking, he practiced law at Mayer Brown LLP, was an associate-in-law at Columbia Law School, and was executive director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School. Bray was an assistant professor of law at UCLA from 2011 to 2016, and a professor of law from 2016 to 2018, and during the 2016-2017 academic year he was a Harrington Faculty Fellow at the University of Texas-Austin.

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Areas of Expertise
Constitutional Law