Layne Keele – Faulkner Law

Layne Keele

Associate Professor of Law


Layne Keele joined the law school faculty in 2010 as an Associate Professor of Law.  Prior to that, he practiced in the Appellate Section and the Intellectual Property Litigation Section at Haynes and Boone, LLP in Dallas, Texas.

Professor Keele earned his B.B.A. summa cum laude from Freed-Hardeman University.  He then attended the Indiana University Maurer School of Law as a Chancellor’s Fellow, graduating magna cum laude.  While at IU, Professor Keele was elected to the Order of the Coif and the Order of the Barristers, and he also served as a Managing Editor for the Indiana Law Journal.  After law school, Professor Keele clerked for the Honorable Deborah L. Cook of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Professor Keele teaches remedies, civil procedure, pretrial practice, conflict of laws, and commercial sales.  He lives in Wetumpka with his wife, Kelli, and their children Jolie, Macy, Emory, and Witten.


B.B.A., Freed Hardeman University

J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law



  • The Pretrial Process (2d ed., LexisNexis 2013) (with J. Alexander Tanford).
  • The Pretrial Process: Document Supplement (2015 ed., LexisNexis) (with J. Alexander Tanford).

Law Review Publications:

  • Copyright Infringement’s Blurred Lines: Allocating Overhead in the Disgorgement of Profits, 2017 BYU L. Rev. 1059 (2018).
  • Foreword: The Role of the Judge in the Anglo-American Legal Tradition, 8 Faulkner L. Rev. iii (2017) (invited foreword to symposium issue).
  • Enhanced Ongoing Royalties: The Inequitable Equitable Remedy, 119 W. Va. L. Rev. 469 (2016).
  • Holding Standards for RANDsome: A Remedial Perspective on RAND Licensing Commitments, 64 U. Kan. L. Rev. 187 (2015).
  • When the Mountain Goes to Mohammed: The Internet and Judicial Decision-Making, 45 N.M. L. Rev. 125 (2014).
  • Why the Judicial Elections Debate Matters Less Than You Think: Retention as the Cornerstone of Independence and Accountability, 47 Akron L. Rev. 375 (2014).
  • Res“Q”ing Patent Infringement Damages After ResQNet: The Dangers of Litigation Licenses as Evidence of a Reasonable Royalty, 20 Tex. Intell. Prop. L.J. 181(2012).
  • When Mohammed Goes to the Mountain: The Evidentiary Value of a View, 80 Ind. L.J. 1091 (2005).

Other Publications:

  • Religion and the Academy: Maintaining Space in Law for Religious Institutions, 11 J. Faith & the Academy [forthcoming 2018] (invited symposium piece).
  • United States Supreme Court Update, 22 The Appellate Advocate 247 (2010).
  • Texas Courts of Appeals Update – Procedural, 22 The Appellate Advocate 68 (2009).
  • “A Rough Sense of Justice” or “Practical Politics”? Recent Texas Supreme Court Opinions on Causation, The Advocate, Summer 2009, at 154 (with George Parker Young and Josh Borsellino).
  • Texas Courts of Appeals Update – Procedural, 21 The Appellate Advocate 205 (2009) (with Ben L. Mesches).
  • State Law IP Litigation Issues, The Advocate, Winter 2008, at 110 (with Ryan C. Hudson and William D. White).