One Night in Mississippi: Discriminatory Permissions and Structural Injustice – Part 1

Join us for a two-part lunchtime talk with Professor Lawrence Sager as he presents “The Discriminatory Permissions Doctrine and the Structure of Constitutional Authority and Responsibility.”

March 3, 2020

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
UCLA School of Law
Room 1347

This is the first of a two-part lunchtime series, co-sponsored with the UCLA Law and Philosophy Program.

In the first of two lectures, Professor Sager will develop a “discriminatory permissions doctrine” and argue that laws that give permission to individuals to act on religious beliefs that are antithetical to the equal treatment of members of the LGBT community are invalid on Equal Protection grounds.

Professor Lawrence Sager
Professor Lawrence Sager

Distinguished Scholar in Residence, UCLA Law and Philosophy Program & Visiting Professor

Professor Sager is one of the nation’s preeminent constitutional theorists and scholars. Professor Sager went to Texas from New York University School of Law, where he was the Robert B. McKay Professor and Co-Founder of the Program in Law, Philosophy & Social Theory. Professor Sager was a Professor of Law at UCLA from 1966 to 1971. He has also taught at Harvard, Princeton, Boston University, and the University of Michigan. Professor Sager is the author or co-author of dozens of articles, many now classics in the canon of legal scholarship. He the author of two books: Justice in Plainclothes: a Theory of American Constitutional Practice (Yale Univ. Press), and Religious Freedom and the Constitution (with Christopher Eisgruber) (Harvard Univ. Press).