Last updated on: 2/6/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Christopher L. Eisgruber, JD Biography

Title:
Provost of Princeton University
Position:
Con to the question "Should Churches (Including Mosques, Synagogues, etc.) Remain Tax-Exempt?"
Reasoning:

“[I]f we selectively confer benefits on religion… we are doing as much harm to equality as if we disfavor some or all religions. If churches receive exemptions from taxes or zoning laws along with other socially desirable enterprises – say schools and community centers – that’s fine. But it is unjust to make churches the sole beneficiaries of such exemptions.”

Cowritten with Lawrence Sager, LLB, “Don’t Play Favorites,” NYTimes.com, May 9, 2012

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to churches and taxes. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the churches and taxes issue.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Provost, Princeton University, July 1, 2004-present
  • Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School and University Center for Human Values, Princeton University, July 2001-present
  • Director, Program in Law and Public Affairs, Princeton University, July 2001-June 2004
  • Associated Faculty, Department of Politics, Princeton University, Oct. 2001-present
  • Member, American Bar Association/American Association of Law Schools Site
    Evaluation Team for the Reaccreditation of Stanford Law School,
    Nov. 2008
  • Acting Director, Program in Ethics and Public Affairs, Princeton University, Sep. 2002-June 2003
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Program in Law and Public Affairs, Princeton University, Sep. 2000-June 2001
  • Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, Sep. 1995-July 2001
  • Associate Professor, New York University School of Law, Aug. 1993-Aug. 1995
  • Assistant Professor, New York University School of Law, Sep. 1990-July 1993
  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Justice John Paul Stevens, United States Supreme Court, August 1989 – July 1990
  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Judge Patrick E. Higginbotham, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1988-1989
  • Editor-in-Chief, University of Chicago Law Review, 1987-88
  • Member, Pennsylvania State Bar
Education:
  • JD, cum laude, University of Chicago Law School, 1988
  • MLitt, Politics, Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University, 1987
  • AB, magna cum laude, Physics, Princeton University, 1983
Contact Info:
Phone
609-258-3026
Email
eisgrube@princeton.edu
Website
None found
Other:
  • Chair, Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, and Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, Princeton University Press, July 2004–present
  • Member, American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy, American Political Science Association, and the American Law Institute
  • Member, American Bar Association/American Association of Law Schools Site Evaluation Team for the Reaccreditation of Stanford Law School,
    Nov. 2008
  • Member, Advisory Council to American Bar Association President-Elect Michael Greco, 2004-2005
  • Order of the Coif and Mechem Prize Scholar, University of Chicago Law School
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa, Princeton University
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Pro & Con Quotes: Should Churches (Including Mosques, Synagogues, etc.) Remain Tax-Exempt?