Wythe Lecture (Prof. Joanna Schwartz)

March 7, 2022
12:50pm - 1:50pm
Location
Law School, Zoom
613 S Henry St
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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Prof. Joanna Schwartz

Professor Joanna Schwartz (UCLA Law) will deliver this year’s Wythe Lecture on “Civil Rights Without Representation.” The lecture will be delivered on Zoon. Click on the “register” button to receive the link.

Professor Schwartz teaches Civil Procedure and a variety of courses on police accountability and public interest lawyering. She received UCLA's Distinguished Teaching Award in 2015, and served as Vice Dean for Faculty Development from 2017-2019.

Professor Schwartz is one of the country's leading experts on police misconduct litigation. Professor Schwartz additionally studies the dynamics of modern civil litigation. She is co-author, with Stephen Yeazell, of a leading casebook, Civil Procedure (10th Edition), and her recent scholarship includes articles empirically examining the justifications for qualified immunity doctrine; the financial impact of settlements and judgments on federal, state, and local law enforcement officers and agency budgets; and regional variation in civil rights protections across the country.

Professor Schwartz is a graduate of Brown University and Yale Law School. After law school, Professor Schwartz clerked for Judge Denise Cote of the Southern District of New York and Judge Harry Pregerson of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She was then associated with Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP, in New York City, where she specialized in police misconduct, prisoners' rights, and First Amendment litigation.

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