Frank E.A. Sander

Bussey Professor of Law, Emeritus


Frank Ernest Arnold Sander, an expert on taxation, family law and dispute settlement, became Professor of Law at Harvard Law School in 1962, Bussey Professor in 1981, and served as Associate Dean from 1987-2000. He became Bussey Professor Emeritus in June 2006.

He received the A.B. degree magna cum laude in mathematics in 1949 from Harvard College (having served a year in the U.S. Army) and the L.L.B. degree magna cum laude in 1952 from Harvard Law School. While a student, he was Treasurer of the Harvard Law Review and President of the Pierian Sodality (Harvard Orchestra). He was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Before joining the Harvard faculty, Professor Sander served as Law Clerk to Chief Judge Magruder of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (1952 53) and as Law Clerk to Justice Felix Frankfurter, U.S. Supreme Court (1953 54). Following this he was an Attorney in the Tax Division of the Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. (1954 56) and was associated with the Boston firm of Hill and Barlow (1956 59).

Professor Sander is the co author of "Cases and Materials on Family Law" (3rd edition), initially published by Little Brown in 1966, of "Tax Aspects of Divorce and Separation" (4th edition), published by BNA in 1985, and of "Readings in Federal Taxation" (2nd edition), published by Foundation Press in 1983. He has also written a number of articles in the taxation and family law fields, has lectured to numerous bar associations and served as consultant to the United States Treasury Department and the Ontario Law Reform Commission.

Areas of Interest

Langdell 335


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