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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Sager Named New Dean of University of Texas School of Law

It gives me great pleasure to announce that my esteemed colleague and friend Lawrence Sager (constitutional law, jurisprudence), who joined us in 2002 from NYU, has been named the new Dean of the Law School here at UT Austin.  The university press release is here

Most readers will probably know some bits of his scholarly work (constitutional law folks will probably know lots of it), but only those who have been his colleague--at UCLA, NYU, or UT, or during his visiting stints at Harvard, Princeton, Michigan, or BU--will also know that he is one of the most remarkably eloquent and penetrating interlocutors and discussants of scholarly ideas in the American legal academy.  We are fortunate to have someone of his intellectual caliber at the helm of the Law School.

I should note, since I was a member of the Dean Search Committee, that we also had an extraordinary slate of candidates, each of whom educated us about our institution, and each of whom will no doubt be an outstanding Dean.  I and my colleagues are grateful to each of them for entering our Dean search, especially knowing about the strong internal competition.

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