Visiting Associate Professor of Law
Logan E. Sawyer III has taught at the University of Georgia Law School since 2010, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2014. 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. He is currently investigating the relationship between legal theories like originalism and the rise of the New Right from the 1950s to the 1980s. In 2011-12, Sawyer was a member of the inaugural class of UGA's Teaching Academy Fellows.
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 the Executive Committee of the Law and History Collaborative Research Network of the Law and Society Association.
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.