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Edmund Sauer

Adjunct Professor of Law
Staff Attorney, Tennessee Supreme Court

Edmund Sauer is a seasoned appellate lawyer who has handled hundreds of appeals for clients in federal and state appellate courts throughout the country. Professor Sauer spent fourteen years as an appellate lawyer in private practice at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings in Nashville and Mayer Brown in Washington, D.C.  He also served as Deputy General Counsel to Kentucky Governor Steven L. Beshear, representing the governor in federal and state courts and helping coordinate executive-branch litigation. Professor Sauer now serves as Staff Attorney for the Tennessee Supreme Court, where he advises the Court on what cases to take and how to decide them.  Early in his legal career, Professor Sauer clerked for Judges Jane B. Stranch and Boyce F. Martin Jr., both of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Professor Sauer graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was an editor of the Virginia Law Review and legal writing teaching fellow.  Before law school, Professor Sauer earned a master’s degree at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, as a Fulbright Scholar, and a bachelor’s degree at Centre College, as a Truman Scholar.