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Lawrence G. Sager, LLB Biography

Title:
Dean of the School of Law of the University of Texas at Austin
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

“A pledge policy that offers no officially recognized, fully secular alternative has another deep constitutional vice. It conveys the unmistakable message that those who find it distasteful or an affront to their system of beliefs to pledge their allegiance to a nation described as being ‘under God’ are not worthy of participating in a community ceremony of national allegiance.”

Lawrence G. Sager Amicus Brief, Elk Grove United School District v. Michael A. Newdow, 2003

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to government and constitutional law. 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 government and constitutional law.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Dean, School of Law, University of Texas at Austin
  • John Jeffers Research Chair in Law, University of Texas at Austin
  • Alice Jane Drysdale Sheffield Regents Chair, University of Texas at Austin
  • Professor, Robert B. McKay Chair, New York University School of Law
  • Also was a professor at Harvard University, Princeton University, Boston University, UCLA, and the University of Michigan
Education:
  • LLB, Columbia University, 1966
  • BA, Pomona College, 1963
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Words "under God" Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?