Lawrence Sager

  • Alice Jane Drysdale Sheffield Regents Chair


  • LLB Columbia University
  • BA Pomona College

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. Professor 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

  • In the Name of God: Structural Injustice and Religious Faith [Childress Lecture], 60 St. Louis Law Journal 585 (2016).
  • Fidelity to the Best Version of Ourselves, 31 Constitutional Commentary 479 (2016) (reviewing Fidelity to Our Imperfect Constitution, by James E. Fleming).
  • Congress's Authority to Enact the Violence Against Women Act: One More Pass at the Missing Argument, 121 Yale Law Journal Online 629 (2012).

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