Rich Schragger joined the Virginia faculty in 2001. His scholarship focuses on the intersection of constitutional law and local government law, federalism, urban policy and the constitutional and economic status of cities. He also writes about law and religion. He has authored articles on the Establishment Clause and local regulation of religion, the role of cities in a federal system, local recognition of same-sex marriage, takings law and economic development, and the history of the anti-chain store movement. Schragger has published in the Harvard, Yale, Chicago and Michigan law reviews, among others. He teaches property, local government law, urban law and policy, and church and state.
Schragger received an M.A. in legal theory from University College London and received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School. He was a supervising editor of the Harvard Law Review. After clerking for Dolores Sloviter, then-chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Schragger joined the Washington, D.C., firm Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin, where he practiced for two years.
Schragger was a visiting professor at Georgetown Law School in 2001-02. In the fall of 2008, he was a visiting professor at New York University Law School and in the spring of 2009 he was the Samuel Rubin Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School.
J.D., Harvard Law School, 1996
M.A., University College London, 1993
B.A., University of Pennsylvania
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