Lawrence Sager, University of Texas at Austin School of Law

Visit to include student sessions, roundtable discussion

Lawrence Sager

Professor Lawrence Sager, the Alice Jane Drysdale Sheffield Regents Chair at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law will be Scholar-in-Residence at LAPA from March 11- 14.   Sager's visit will include participation in a public roundtable discussion on March 13, on the late Ronald Dworkin, American philosopher and scholar of constitutional law.

He will also hold special sessions for undergraduate and graduate students, and have office hours to meet with faculty and students.  If you are a student or faculty member interested in meeting with Professor Sager, please contact Professor Kim Lane Scheppele at

Lawrence Sager  works in constitutional law and theory, with an excursion into social choice theory (he and Lewis Kornhauser discovered the doctrinal paradox which now figures in aggregation theory).  He is the Alice Jane Drysdale Sheffield Professor of Law at the University Texas, and a member of the Philosophy Department. For five years,he served as dean at UT.  He went 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. He 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).  His most recent project is an article with Christopher Eisgruber, entitled "Equal Membership, Religious Freedom, and the Idea of a Homeland."