In Memory of Tom Sargentich

A constitutional and administrative law scholar, Professor Thomas Sargentich was the founder and director of the LL.M. Program on Law and Government at American University Washington College of Law since its inception in 1998. He was chairman of the faculty board for the Administrative Law Review, often testified before Congress, and argued cases in federal court. In 1990, he was honored with the American University Award for Outstanding Research and Scholarship. Prior to his passing in 2005, he received the Pauline Ruyle Moore Award for Scholarship in Public Law, for his article, The Rehnquist Court and State Sovereignty: Limitations of the New Federalism, sharing the award with his friend and Co-Director of the Program on Law and Government Jamin Raskin.

Tom had a strong vision for the Program on Law and Government as a center for the study and discussion of cutting-edge issues at the intersection of law, politics, and government. In fact, he viewed the foundation of the program as one of his greatest legacies. Thanks to his leadership and direction, the LL.M. in Law and Government developed a strong reputation as a national axis of scholarly expertise and learning.

Professor Sargentich received his B.A. degree from Harvard College; his M.Phil. from Magdalen College, Oxford University; and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.