Last updated on: 2/12/2013 11:57:58 AM PST | 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 (Defined as Churches, Temples, 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 Professsor 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
    [email protected]
    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:
    Should Churches (Defined as Churches, Temples, Mosques, Synagogues, etc.) Remain Tax-Exempt? – Pro & Con Quotes