Last updated on: 2/12/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Lawrence Sager, LLB Biography

Title:
Alice Jane Drysdale Sheffield Regents Chair at the University of Texas School of Law
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 Christopher L. Eisgruber, JD, “Don’t Play Favorites,” NYTimes.com, May 9, 2012

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Experts
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:
  • Alice Jane Drysdale Sheffield Regents Chair at the University of Texas School of Law, 2002-present
  • Dean, School of Law, University of Texas at Austin, 2006-2011
  • Robert B. McKay Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, 1995-2002
  • Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, 1974-1995
  • Associate Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, 1972-1974
  • Acting Professor of Law, University of California at Los Angeles, 1968-1971
  • Assistant Professor of Law, University of California at Los Angeles, 1966-1968
  • Former Visiting Professor at Boston University, Harvard University, University of Michigan, and the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University
  • Recipient, Distinguished Alumni Award, Pomona College, 1963
Education:
  • LLB, magna cum laude, Columbia University, 1966
  • BA, Pomona College, 1963
Contact Info:
Phone
512-232-1322
Email
lsager@law.utexas.edu
Website
University profile
Other:
  • Also known as Larry Sager and Lawrence G. Sager
  • Former Vice Chair, Girls School of Austin Board of Trustees
  • Married to Jane M. Cohen, the Edward Clark Centennial Professor at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Has nine children
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should Churches (Including Mosques, Synagogues, etc.) Remain Tax-Exempt?