Christopher Sagers

James A. Thomas Distinguished Professor of Law

Chris Sagers, the James A. Thomas Professor of Law at Cleveland State University, is a nationally recognized expert on American competition policy. He has testified before the U.S. Congress and the Antitrust Modernization Commission and is author of  The eBooks Case: United States v. Apple and the Intellectual History of Competition in America (Harvard Univ. Press, 2019), Sullivan, Grimes & Sagers, The Law of Antitrust (West Publishing, 2015), Antitrust Examples & Explanations (Wolters Kluwer/Aspen, 2014) and, with Theresa Gabaldon of George Washington University, Business Organizations (Wolters Kluwer/Aspen Casebook Series, 2016; 2d ed. 2018). His articles have appeared in the Georgetown Law JournalUCLA Law Review, and other leading journals. He contributes regularly to Slate magazine and his other press appearances include the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, L.A. Times, The Times of London, Agence-France Presse, CNBC, Fox News, and National Public Radio. He is a member of the American Law Institute and a Senior Fellow of the American Antitrust Institute, and he has held leadership roles in the ABA Antitrust Section. He has won several awards for teaching and scholarship, including CSU’s campus-wide Distinguished Research Award, the law alumni association’s Walter G. Stapleton Award for Faculty Excellence, and the student body’s Teacher of the Year award. From 2014-2017 he served as founding Faculty Director of the Cleveland-Marshall Solo Practice Incubator. He has taught courses in Antitrust, Business Organizations, Securities Regulation, Legislation and the Regulatory State, Law & Economics, Administrative Law, Banking Regulation, and a seminar concerning the theory of the firm.

Before joining the faculty, Professor Sagers practiced law for four years in Washington, D.C., first at Arnold & Porter and then at Shea & Gardner. He earned degrees in law and public policy at the University of Michigan and was an editor of the Michigan Law Review.

Hailing originally from the peaceful obscurity of small-town Iowa, Professor Sagers and his wife Annie Wu, who is News Director of Cleveland’s public radio station, live with two sons and a three-legged dog in the nicest town in America, Cleveland Heights, Ohio.