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William M. Sage, James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence at the Law School and Vice Provost for Health Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin

With a grant from the Commonwealth Fund, Professor William Sage charts the new legal landscape of competition in health-care markets

Professor William Sage has been awarded a research grant to study the relationship between federal competition policy and health care reform, a subject he first became interested in during the Clinton years. His grantor is the Commonwealth Fund, a New York–based foundation dedicated to identifying practices and formulating solutions to help the U.S. build an effective, affordable, and high-quality health care system. Sage’s research project will be titled “Health Reform, Competition Policy, and Emerging Health Care Markets” and will run during calendar year 2013.


Professor William Sage, James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence at the School of Law, being awarded the degree docteur honoris causa by the Université Paris Descartes on November 15, 2011.

Professor William Sage receives honorary degree from French university

Professor William Sage, who serves as the University of Texas at Austin’s vice provost for health affairs and holds the James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence at the School of Law, has been awarded the degree docteur honoris causa by the Université Paris Descartes.


Charles Silver, Roy W. and Eugenia C. MacDonald Endowed Chair in Civil Procedure

Professor Charles Silver testified before House subcommittee on the impact of litigation on prosperity

On May 24, 2011, Professor Charles Silver testified before the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the House Judiciary Committee. The title of the hearing was “Can We Sue Our Way to Prosperity?: Litigation’s Effect on America’s Global Competitiveness.” Silver discussed how civil justice mechanisms in the United States contribute to prosperity by protecting legal rights and enforcing legal obligations.