Professor 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 the College of Law, he teaches family law, wills and trusts, adoption law, and popular culture. He is a contributor to the New York Times, and is a writer for The Atlantic. He has appeared as a legal commentator on MSNBC, NPR, Al Jazeera America, and CNN.
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, Mekusukey Band.