Grant M. Hayden
Professor of Law
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).