Assistant Professor of Law
M.A., J.D., Ph.D., University of Virginia
B.S.P.H., B.A., University of North Carolina
American Legal History
The Law and Ethics of Lawyering
Logan E. Sawyer III joined Georgia Law in 2010 as an assistant professor. He was previously a Law Research Fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center and has taught courses on American legal history at the University of Virginia. His academic interests focus on the relationship between law and political institutions in American history.
His recent scholarship includes “Constitutional Principle, Partisan Calculation, and the Beveridge Child Labor Bill” 31 Law and History Review 325 (2013), “Creating Hammer v. Dagenhart” 21 William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal 67 (2012) and “National League of Cities and the Return of Constitutional Federalism” forthcoming in the Denver University Law Review. In 2010, Sawyer was invited to join the inaugural class of UGA's Teaching Academy Fellows for the 2011-12 academic year.
Before he began teaching, Sawyer served at the White House as associate counsel for the Homeland Security Council and as a trial attorney at the Department of Justice Office of Consumer Litigation. He entered government service as part of DOJ’s Honors Program. In addition, Sawyer has served as a judicial clerk for Judge Jane R. Roth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and for Justice Robert F. Orr of the North Carolina Supreme Court.
He serves on the membership committee of the American Society for Legal History and is a member of the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.
Sawyer earned his B.S.P.H. in environmental science and his B.A. in history from the University of North Carolina, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He then earned his J.D. and Ph.D. in American history from the University of Virginia.
National League of Cities v. Usery and the Return of Constitutional Federalism, U. Den. L. R. (forthcoming 2014)
Legal History in Context, 53 Am. J. Legal Hist. 397 (2013).
Constitutional Principle, Partisan Calculation and the Beveridge Child Labor Bill, 31 Law & Hist. Rev. 325 (2013).
Creating Hammer v. Dagengart, 21 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 67 (2012).
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