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Lawrence Sager

  • Alice Jane Drysdale Sheffield Regents Chair


  • LLB Columbia University
  • BA Pomona College

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Lawrence Sager is one of the nation's preeminent constitutional theorists and scholars. Professor Sager came to Texas from New York University School of Law, where he was the Robert B. McKay Professor and Co-Founder of the Program in Law, Philosophy & Social Theory. He has also taught at Harvard, Princeton, Boston University, UCLA, and the University of Michigan. Dean Sager is the author or co-author of dozens of articles, many now classics in the canon of legal scholarship. Sager is the author of two books: Justice in Plainclothes: a Theory of American Constitutional Practice (Yale Univ. Press), and Religious Freedom and the Constitution (co-authored with Christopher Eisgruber) (Harvard Univ. Press).

Recent Publications

  • Congress's Authority to Enact the Violence Against Women Act: One More Pass at the Missing Argument, 121 Yale Law Journal Online 629 (2012).
  • Material Rights, Underenforcement, and the Adjudication Thesis, [Symposium: Justice for Hedgehogs: A Conference on Ronald Dworkin's Forthcoming Book], 90 Boston University Law Review 579 (2010).
  • Our Hero, 89 Texas Law Review 9 (2010). View Article

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Lawrence Sager

Work (512) 232-1322

Fax (512) 471-6988

Office: JON 6.219
The University of Texas at Austin
727 E Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705

Faculty Assistant

Rebecca M. Kutz-Marks
(512) 232-1355

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