Sunday, December 1, 2019

Welcome, David S. Schwartz!

Schwartz, David S.
We're delighted to welcome a new guest blogger for the month of December 2019: David S. Schwartz. He is Foley & Lardner Bascom Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he teaches courses on Constitutional Law, Evidence, and Civil Procedure. Professor Schwartz holds a JD from Yale Law School and a BA and MA also from Yale.

His book, The Spirit of the Constitution: John Marshall and the 200-Year Odyssey of McCulloch v. Maryland was published by Oxford University Press earlier this fall. Prof. Schwartz is the author of articles published in the Georgetown, Notre Dame, and University of Pennsylvania law reviews, and of two casebooks (on constitutional law and the law of evidence). He has drafted and filed amicus curiae briefs on employee and consumer rights issues in the US Supreme Court, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Wisconsin and Illinois Supreme Courts. He has also published on the Federal Arbitration Act and employment law, which has been cited extensively in judicial opinions. Prior to becoming a legal academic, Prof. Schwartz practiced law for over a decade, specializing in employment discrimination and civil rights litigation. For three years, he was also Senior Staff Attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, in Los Angeles. Prior to practicing, he clerked for the Hon. Betty B. Fletcher of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

A very big welcome to my Wisconsin colleague, David Schwartz!

--Mitra Sharafi