Samuel Bray

Visiting Professor

Office: 3101 Eck Hall of Law
Phone: 631-2306
Staff Assistant: LuAnn Nate

Samuel Bray is a Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law, and he is a visiting professor at the Notre Dame Law School during the 2017-2018 academic year. He will teach Civil Procedure and Remedies. His forthcoming work includes a paper on the national injunction in the Harvard Law Review, a paper on remedies and economics in the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, a paper on punitive damages against trustees, a paper on the fusion of law and equity, and a textbook on the law of remedies. He is an author of three books: The Constitution of the United States (with Michael Stokes Paulsen, Steven Gow Calabresi, Michael W. McConnell, and William Baude); Ames, Chafee, and Re on Remedies (with Emily Sherwin); and Genesis 1–11: A New Old Translation for Readers, Scholars, and Translators (with John F. Hobbins). His recent scholarship includes a paper on the use of the figure of speech hendiadys in the Constitution.

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. Before joining the faculty at UCLA, 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. In 2016-2017 he was a Harrington Faculty Fellow at the University of Texas-Austin.

Areas of Expertise

  • Constitutional Law
  • Law & Literature
  • Law & Religion
  • Remedies