• Full-Time Faculty
  • Grant M. Hayden

  • Professor of Law

  • fulltime Faculty
  • Grant M. Hayden

  • Professor of Law

Grant M. Hayden

Professor of Law

  • Biography

    • Professor Hayden received his law degree with distinction from Stanford Law School and holds a B.A. in philosophy and an M.A. in art history from the University of Kansas. While in law school, he served as editor of the Stanford Law Review and the Stanford Law and Policy Review, and was a member of the Order of the Coif. After graduation he worked as a clerk for Tenth Circuit Judge Deanell Reece Tacha and as an associate at the Washington, D.C. firm of Shea & Gardner.

      Prior to SMU, Professor Hayden taught at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and served as a Hofstra Research Fellow.

      Professor Hayden writes and teaches in the areas of corporate governance, voting rights, and labor law. His recent publications include articles in the California, Illinois, Vanderbilt, and Michigan Law Reviews. He is the author of  AMERICAN LAW:  AN INTRODUCTION (third edition) (Oxford University Press, 2017) (with Lawrence M. Friedman) and RECONSTRUCTING THE CORPORATION (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2019) (with Matthew T. Bodie).
  • Education

    • B.A. with honors, (Phi Beta Kappa) University of Kansas
      M.A., History of Art, (University Graduate Honors Fellowship) University of Kansas 
      J.D. with distinction, (Order of the Coif) Stanford Law School

  • Courses

    • Election Law
      Employment Discrimination
      Labor Law
      Disability Law
      Legislation & Regulation
  • Book Chapters

    • Economic Development Incentives: Traps and Accountability, in REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMPARED: EU-EUROPE AND THE AMERICAN SOUTH (Gunter J. Bischof, ed., 2014) (with Stephen Ellis and Cynthia Rogers) (chapter)

      The Solution: Help America Vote Act and Voting Now, in VOTING IN AMERICA (Morgan E. Felchner, ed., 2008) (chapter)