Professor, General Faculty
J.D., Harvard Law School, 1965
A.B., Stanford University, 1962
Robert Nelson Sayler joined the faculty in 2003 after previously teaching as a visiting faculty member. He has served as board president of the Legal Aid Society in Washington. National Law Journal included him in its Top 100 Most Influential Lawyers list in 1997 and 2000, and named him Preeminent Insurance Coverage Lawyer in 1997. That same year he was named Commercial Litigator of the Year by International Commercial Litigation, as well as one of its Litigators of the Year. Sayler is senior counsel and a former partner at Covington & Burling.