Foley & Lardner Bascom Professor of Law
Office: Room 9108, Law School
B.A., M.A., Yale University
J.D., Yale Law School
David Schwartz joined the UW Law faculty in fall 1999, after 12 years of law practice in which he specialized in employment discrimination and civil rights litigation. For the three years just prior to joining the Law School faculty, Prof. Schwartz was Senior Staff Attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, in Los Angeles. Previously, Prof. Schwartz was in private practice in San Francisco, representing plaintiffs in employment cases. After graduating law school, Prof. Schwartz clerked for the Honorable Betty B. Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Professor Schwartz currently teaches Civil Procedure I, Evidence, and Constitutional Law, and he has also taught Civil Rights Litigation, Employment Law and Remedies. His
scholarly interests focus on constitutional law and the civil litigation system. Professor Schwartz is a two-time recipient of the Classroom Teacher of the Year Award, in 2004 and 2013.