Paul L. Sayre

Paul L. Sayre

Position: 

Professor of Law

Biographical Information

Paul Sayre held degrees from Harvard and University of Chicago.  After several years of private practice, he joined the faculty of Indiana University School of Law in 1925.  He also spent a year as a lecturer at Harvard Law School before becoming a law professor at University of Iowa College of Law in 1930, where he taught until the time of his death in 1959.  He served as Faculty Editor of the Iowa Law Review during World War II, keeping the publication afloat during a time of drastically reduced student enrollment.  His work focused on family law and international law.

Publications

Books

Paul L. Sayre. Philosophy of Law. (Iowa City 1954)
Paul L. Sayre, The Life of Roscoe Pound (University of Iowa 1948)
Paul L. Sayre, ed., Interpretations of Modern Legal Philosophies: Essays in Honor of Roscoe Pound (Oxford University Press 1947)
Paul L. Sayre, The Adventures of Bozo. [legal fiction] (Iowa City: Athens Press 1940).
Paul L. Sayre, Cases and Other Authorities on Common Law Actions and Pleading (Iowa City: University Multigraph Department 1930).

Articles

Paul Sayre, Law and Power, 17 La. L. Rev. 756 (1957)
Paul Sayre, Comparative Law View of Bankruptcy and Reorganization, 31 Tul. L. Rev. 187 (1956)
Paul Sayre, An Ethical Approach to Legal Philosophy, 7 J. Legal Educ. 369 (1954)
Paul Sayre, "Divorce for the Unworthy: Specific Grounds for Divorce," 18 Law & Contemp. Probs. 26 (1953)
Paul Sayre, "Law in Action," 39 Iowa L. Rev. 63 (1953)
Paul Sayre, "Law Judgments and the Good," 38 Iowa L. Rev. 607 (1953)
Paul Sayre, "Normative Elements in the Law," 38 Iowa L. Rev. 44 (1952)
Paul Sayre, "Value Judgments and the Law," 37 Iowa L. Rev. 451 (1952)
Paul Sayre, "An Introduction to a Philosophy of Law," 36 Iowa L. Rev. 415 (1951)
Paul Sayre, "Aesthetics and Property Values: Does Zoning Promote the Public Welfare?," 35 A.B.A. J. 471 (1949)
Paul Sayre, "Shelley v. Kraemer and United Nations Law," 34 Iowa L. Rev. 1 (1948)
Paul Sayre, "One Factual Basis: We Should Speak Uno," 31 Iowa L. Rev. 634 (1946)
Paul Sayre, A Reconsideration of Husband’s Duty to Support and Wife’s Duty to Render Services, 29 Va. L. Rev. 857 (1943)
Paul Sayre, Rationale of Antenuptial Representations and Promises, 91 U. Pa. L. Rev. 735 (1943)
Paul Sayre, "Recognition by Other States of Decrees for Judicial Separation and Decrees for Alimony," 28 Iowa L. Rev. 321 (1943)
Paul Sayre, "Awarding Custody of Children," 9 U. Chi. L. Rev. 672 (1942)
Paul Sayre, "Mr. Justice Holmes—Philosopher," 27 Iowa L. Rev. 187 (1942)
Paul L. Sayre, "Recent Ideologies in the Law of Succession to Property," 32 Ill. L. Rev. 691 (1938)
Paul L. Sayre, "Current Legal Literature in the Field of Civil Procedure During 1934," 23 Ky. L.J. 631 (1935)
Paul L. Sayre, "A Publication of the American State Statute Law," 2 U. Chi. L. Rev. 622 (1935)
Paul L. Sayre, "A Common Law of Administrative Powers," 18 Iowa L. Rev. 241 (1933)
Paul L. Sayre, "Divorce by Judicial Process," 18 Iowa L. Rev. 493 (1933)
Paul L. Sayre, "Proposed Integration of the Bar in Iowa," 17 Iowa L. Rev. 50 (1931)
Paul L. Sayre, "Husband and Wife as Statutory Heirs," 42 Harv. L. Rev. 330 (1929)
Paul L. Sayre & Bliss Ansnes, "Attractive Nuisance – Land Occupier’s Duty to Trespassers," 7 Or. L. Rev. 340 (1928)
Paul L. Sayre, "Development of Commercial Arbitration Law," 37 Yale L.J. 595 (1928)
Paul L. Sayre, "Indiana Decisions," 1927-28, 3 Ind. L.J. 716 (1928)
Paul L. Sayre, "Legal Remedies of Landlord against Tenant Who Holds Over; Effect of the Indiana Statutory Changes of 1927," 3 Ind. L.J. 555 (1928)
Paul L. Sayre, "Devise to a Wife of Interest in Remainder Which She Would Take by Descent," 2 Ind. L.J. 331 (1927)
Paul L. Sayre, "Evidence in Malpractice Cases: Funk v. Bonham," 2 Ind. L.J. 484 (1927)
Paul L. Sayre, "Maintenance of Resale Prices," 6 Or. L. Rev. 241 (1927)
Paul L. Sayre, "A Review of Reviews," 27 Colum. L. Rev. 686 (1927)
Paul L. Sayre, "Doctrine of Constructive Trusts Where he Grantee Refuses to Carry Out an Oral Trust Although He Solicited the Conveyance and Stood in a Confidential Relation to the Grantor," 1 Ind. L.J. 278 (1926)
Paul L. Sayre, "Due Process of Law in Proceedings before a City Council to Disannex Territory under the Indiana Law," 1 Ind. L.J. 156 (1926)

Book Reviews

Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 16 Iowa L. Rev. 335 (1931) (reviewing Wesley A. Sturges, Cases and Materials on the Law of Credit Transactions (1930))
Paul L. Sayre, Book Review, 16 Iowa L. Rev. 334 (1931) (reviewing Epaphroditus Peck, The Law of Persons and Domestics Relations (1930)).
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 16 Iowa L. Rev. 460 (1931) (reviewing A. Esmein, Le Mariage en Doit Canonique (1929))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 16 Iowa L. Rev. (1931) (reviewing Gregory Hankin & Charlotte A. Hankin, Progress of the Law in the U.S. Supreme Court, 1929-1930 (1930))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 16 Iowa L. Rev. 336 (1931) (reviewing Charles Newton Hulvey, Commercial Law (1930))
Paul L. Sayre, "Jurisprudence and the Common Law," 16 Iowa L. Rev. 608 (1931) (reviewing Arthur L. Goodhart, Essays in Jurisprudence and the Common Law (1931))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 16 Iowa L. Rev. 614 (1931) (reviewing Lectures on Legal Topics (1928))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 16 Iowa L. Rev. 462 (1931) (reviewing Clarence M. Lewis, Law of Leases of Real Property (1930))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 16 Iowa L. Rev. 462 (1931) (reviewing Roscoe Pound, Criminal Justice in America (1930))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 16 Iowa L. Rev. 336 (1931) (reviewing G. Kenneth Reiblich, A Study of Judicial Administration in the State of Maryland (1930))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 16 Iowa L. Rev. 166 (1930) (reviewing F.F. Russell, Outline of Legal History (1929))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 3 Ind. L.J. 679 (1928) (reviewing William Searle Holdsworth, The Historians of Anglo-American Law (1928))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 3 Ind. L.J. 581 (1928) (reviewing William Searle Holdsworth, Some Lessons from our Legal History (1928))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 3 Ind. L.J. 339 (1928) (reviewing Frederick W. Maitland & Francis C. Montague, A Sketch of English Legal History (1915))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 3 Ind. L.J. 757 (1928) (reviewing Philip Mechem & Thomas E. Atkinson, Cases on Wills and Administration (1928))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 3 Ind. L.J. 340 (1928) (reviewing Herbert Adolphus Miller, Races Nations and Classes (1924))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 3 Ind. L.J. 341 (1928) (reviewing A.W. Peake, The Law of Intestacy (1927))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 3 Ind. L.J. 493 (1928) (reviewing Richard R. Powell, Cases on Future Interests (1928))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 3 Ind. L.J. 758 (1928) (reviewing Charles A. Pryor, Ninety-Nine Year Leases and Fortunes Made Thereon (1928))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 3 Ind. L.J. 413 (1928) (reviewing G. J. Clark, Great Sayings by Great Lawyers (1926))
Paul L. Sayre, "Readings in the Common Law," 3 Ind. L.J. 490 (1928) (reviewing Roscoe Pound & Theodore F.T. Plucknett, Readings on the History and System of the Common Law (1927))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 3 Ind. L.J.492 (1928) (reviewing, Roger W. Cooley, Brief Making and the Use of Law Books (1926))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 3 Ind. L.J. 753 (1928) (reviewing John R. Rood, Treatise on Law of Wills (1926))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 3 Ind. L.J. 684 (1928) (reviewing James Parker Hall, Cases on Constitutional Law with Supplement (1926))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 3 Ind. L.J. 414 (1928) (reviewing James Walker, Intestate Succession in Scotland (1927))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 2 Ind. L.J. 642 (1927) (reviewing Recent Developments in the Social Sciences (1926))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 3 Ind. L.J. 492 (1927) (reviewing Henry Campbell Black, Handbook of American Constitutional Law (1927))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 3 Ind. L.J. 414 (1927) (reviewing Report of Massachusetts Judicial Council (1927))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 2 Ind. L. Rev. 703 (1927) (reviewing Dakota Law Review, vol. 1, no. 1 (1927))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 3 Ind. L.J. 259 (1927) (reviewing Edward B. Reuter, Population Problems (1923))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 2 Ind. L.J. 506 (1927) (reviewing William Ernest Hocking, Present Status of the Philosophy of Law and of Rights (1926))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 2 Ind. L.J. 578 (1927) (reviewing Merrill I. Schnebly, “Legal” and “Equitable” Interests in Land Under the English Legislation of 1925 (1926))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 2 Ind. L.J. 704 (1927) (reviewing Nathan Isaacs, Two Views of Commercial Arbitration (1927))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 3 Ind. L.J. 260 (1927) (reviewing Southern California Law Review, vol. 1, no. 1 (1927))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 2 Ind. L.J. 355 (1927) (reviewing Lectures on Legal Topics 1921-1922 (1926))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 3 Ind. L.J 171 (1927) (reviewing Archibald E. Stevenson, States’ Rights and National Prohibition (1927))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 2 Ind. L.J. 356 (1927) (reviewing George deforest Lord & George C. Sprague, Cases on the Law of Admiralty (1926))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 2 Ind. L.J. 428 (1927) (reviewing University of Cincinnati Law Review, vol. 1, no. 1 (1927))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 2 Ind. L.J. 357 (1927) (reviewing Victor Morawetz, An Essay on the Elements of a Contract and a Statement of Principles Covering Its Formation (1926))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 2 Ind. L.J. 424 (1927) (reviewing Percy Henry Winfield, The Chief Sources of English Legal History (1925))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 3 Ind. L.J. 169 (1927) (reviewing Raymond Postgate, Murder, Piracy and Treason: A Selection of Notable English Trials (1927))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 2 Ind. L.J. 426 (1927) (reviewing Ballantine’s Problems in Law (Henry Winthrop Ballantine ed., 1927))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 3 Ind. L.J. 170 (1927) (reviewing Stuart A. Queen, Social Work in the Light of History (1922))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 2 Ind. L.J. 427 (1927) (reviewing James M. Beck, The Vanishing Rights of the States (1926))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 3 Ind. L.J. 258 (1927) (reviewing Max Radin, Handbook of Roman Law (1927))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 2 Ind. L.J. 352 (1927) (reviewing Clarence F. Birdseye, Arbitration and Business Ethics (1926))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 2 Ind. L.J. 703 (1926) (reviewing Joseph Henry Beale, A Bibliography of Early English Law Books (1926))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 2 Ind. L.J. 281 (1926) (reviewing American Prohibition Digest 1926 Annual (Arthur W. Blakemore ed., 1926))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 1 Ind. L.J. 295 (1926) (reviewing Julius Henry Cohen, The Law – Business or Professional? (1924))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 1 Ind. L.J. 294 (1926) (reviewing E.S.P. Haynes, Lycurgus, or the Future of Law (1926))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 2 Ind. L.J. 640 (1926) (reviewing Clarence M. Lewis, Preparation and Construction of Wills (1926))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 2 Ind. L.J. 578 (1926) (reviewing Edmund M. Morgan, Introduction to the Study of Law (1926))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 2 Ind. L.J. 507 (1926) (reviewing North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 5, No. 1 (1926))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 2 Ind. L.J. 641 (1926) (reviewing Ulysses G. Weatherly, Social Progress (1926))
Paul L. Sayre, "Book Review," 2 Ind. L.J. 282 (1926) (reviewing Notes to Statutes of Indiana (Emerson E. Ballard ed., 1925))