Douglas Baird’s research and teaching interests focus on bankruptcy and corporate reorganizations.
Baird served as President of the American Law and Economics Association and is currently Chair of the National Bankruptcy Conference. He has been a Scholar in Residence at the American College of Bankruptcy. Baird’s one-volume overview of U.S. bankruptcy law, Elements of Bankruptcy, will soon be available in its seventh edition.
Baird was director of the law and economics program from 1992 to 1994 and served as dean of the Law School from 1994 to 1999. He has been a visiting professor at Stanford, Harvard and Yale.