Christopher C. Lund
J.D., University of Texas School of Law
B.A., Rice University
Christopher C. Lund is an associate professor of law at Wayne State University Law School, where he teaches a variety of courses, including Constitutional Law, Religious Liberty in the United States, Contracts, Torts and Evidence. Excited to teach students, he has been voted Professor of the Year three times. Lund's scholarly interests vary, but his principal focus has been in the field of religious liberty. His academic work has been published in law reviews, including the Minnesota Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review and North Carolina Law Review; peer-reviewed legal journals, such as the Journal of Law and Religion; and peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journals, such as History of Religions.
Lund has represented a wide variety of groups and causes. He has, for example, worked for the American Civil Liberties Union defending the rights of Christian parents to homeschool their children and for a diverse coalition of religious groups supporting the freedom of Muslim detainees at Guantanamo Bay. He regularly advises church-state groups regarding litigated cases and pending legislation. He is a past chair of the Law and Religion Section of the Association of American Law Schools and past chair of the Section on New Law Professors.
Lund joined Wayne University Law School in 2009 from the Mississippi College School of Law. Before teaching, he clerked for the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, served as the Madison Fellow at Americans United for Separation of Church and State and practiced law at Dechert LLP in Philadelphia. Lund earned his J.D. with high honors from the University of Texas School of Law and his B.A. from Rice University, summa cum laude, with majors in mathematics and psychology.
During fall semester 2013, Lund was on leave from Wayne Law, teaching at the University of Notre Dame Law School.
Religious Liberty in the United States
“Religion is Special Enough,” __ San Diego Law Review __ (forthcoming 2015) (symposium)
“Free Exercise Reconceived: The Logic and Limits of Hosanna-Tabor,” __ Northwestern University Law Review ___ (forthcoming 2014)
“Rethinking the ‘Religious Questions’ Doctrine,” __ Pepperdine Law Review __ (forthcoming 2014) (symposium)
“Leaving Disestablishment to the Political Process: A Comment on Greece v. Galloway,” __ Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy __ (forthcoming 2014) (invited)
“The New Victims of the Old Anti-Catholicism,” 44 Connecticut Law Review 1001 (2012)
"The Future of the Establishment Clause in Context: A Response to Ledewitz," 89 Chicago-Kent Law Review 767 (2012) (symposium)
"Salazar v. Buono and the Future of the Establishment Clause," 105 Northwestern University Law Review 1387 (2011)
"In Defense of the Ministerial Exception," 90 North Carolina Law Review 1 (2011)
"Legislative Prayer and the Secret Costs of Religious Endorsements," 94 Minnesota Law Review 972 (2010)
"Religious Liberty after Gonzales: A Look at State RFRAs," 55 South Dakota Law Review 466 (2010) (symposium)
On June 23, Professor Lund spoke at the Law and Religion Roundtable as part of a panel on EEOC v. Hosanna-Tabor, an upcoming Supreme Court case that will decide to what extent churches and other religious organizations are immune from discrimination claims brought by those with significant religious duties.