Douglas Baird’s research and teaching interests focus on bankruptcy and corporate reorganizations.
Baird was vice chair of the National Bankruptcy Conference from 1997 until 2004 and has been a director of the American College of Bankruptcy. Baird’s one-volume overview of U.S. bankruptcy law, Elements of Bankruptcy, is now in its sixth 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.