CONTACT: SCOTT HAUSER
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
Constitutional expert teaches at UI during spring semester
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Thomas O. Sargentich, professor of law at American University
and one of the nation's leading scholars on the legal authority of different
branches of government, will be the first Daniel Visiting Professor at the
University of Iowa College of Law for the spring 1997 semester.
Sargentich, who is also co-director of the Program on Law and Government at
American University's Washington College of Law, will teach a course on administrative
law and a seminar on "Constitutional Theory: Separation of Powers."
Law school classes began Monday, Jan. 13.
"Thomas Sargentich is an excellent administrative law teacher and one
of the foremost experts in the country on the separation of powers between
the different branches of government," says N. William Hines, dean of
the UI College of Law. "He sets a high standard as the first Daniel Visitor
to the law school. Our students and faculty look forward to the benefits his
semester visit to Iowa will bring us."
Sargentich has been a faculty member at American University since 1983. He
has also taught at the Georgetown University Law Center. From 1978 to 1983,
Sargentich was an attorney for the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department
of Justice, serving as attorney-advisor (1978-1982) and as senior attorney
Sargentich has published and lectured widely on the legal issues surrounding
separation of powers, administrative law, presidential authority and other
He presently serves as vice chair of the Committee on Government Organization
and Separation of Powers of the American Bar Association's Section on Administrative
Law and Regulatory Policy. He has also held a number of other positions with
the ABA and other national legal groups.
As a faculty member, he has won awards from the Washington College of Law
for his teaching and for his contributions as a faculty-scholar to the college.
Sargentich holds a law degree from Harvard University.
The annual Daniel Visiting Professorship was created in 1994 through a $1
million endowment from the estate of Robert O. Daniel, law class of 1939,
of Cedar Rapids. Daniel practiced throughout his career with the firm of Shuttleworth