Prof. Maillard focuses on family law, civil liberties, and popular culture. He has written about and lectured on sex, race, and family in the United States. At Syracuse, he teaches Family Law, Trusts & Estates, Adoption Law, and Popular Culture. He is a contributing editor to the New York Times, and is a writer for The Atlantic.
Professor Maillard received his B.A. in Public Policy from Duke University, his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan. Originally from Oklahoma, he is a member of the Seminole Nation, Mekesukey Band. He splits time between Manhattan and upstate New York.