Professor’s article wins Excellence in Scholarship award

Wayne State University Law School Professor Christopher C. Lund has been awarded the Excellence in Scholarship award Christopher C. Lund by the Association of American Law Schools Section on Law and Religion.

Lund’s research paper, Religion is Special Enough, was published in the Virginia Law Review in May. The article “offers a defense of our legal tradition and its special treatment of religion,” according to the paper’s abstract. “…Ultimately, religious liberty makes sense as one important liberty in the pantheon of human freedoms. Religion may not be uniquely special, but it is special enough.”

The award will be presented in January at the AALS annual meeting in San Diego.

Lund’s scholarly interests vary, but his principal focus has been in the field of religious liberty. His academic work has been widely published and cited, and he is regularly called on for his expertise by civil rights organizations and religious groups. Two of his amicus briefs have been quoted in opinions by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Lund joined Wayne Law in 2009 from the Mississippi College School of Law. Before that, he clerked for the Hon. 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 in Philadelphia.

At Wayne Law, Lund teaches a variety of courses, including Religious Liberty in the United States. He has been voted by students as Professor of the Year five times. Lund earned his law degree with high honors from the University of Texas School of Law and his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Rice University in mathematics and psychology.


Christopher C. Lund

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