Professor of Law
- JD, 1976, Columbia University
- BA, 1973, Columbia University
Areas of Expertise
Professor Schwarzschild teaches and writes in the areas of comparative law, constitutional law, public international law, civil procedure, criminal procedure, and evidence.
Schwarzschild was an accredited journalist at the United Nations for five years, had White House press credentials during the Nixon administration, and served in the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., during the Carter administration. He practiced law as a barrister in London and with the Chadbourne law firm in New York. Schwarzschild was a visiting professor at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and at the Sorbonne in Paris. He joined the USD School of Law faculty in 1982.
Honors and Affiliations
Schwarzschild is an English barrister as well as an American lawyer. He was called to the English Bar at Lincoln's Inn and is a member of barristers’ chambers at Landmark Chambers, London.
Schwarzschild’s publications include "Judicial Independence and Judicial Hubris" in The Culture of Judicial Independence (Shetreet and Forsyth, eds; Martinus Nijhof 2012); "Constitutional Law and Equality" in A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, 2nd Ed. (Patterson, ed.) (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010); "On This Side of the Law and On That Side of the Law" in 46 San Diego Law Review 755 (2009); "The Ethics and Economics of American Legal Education Today" in 17 Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues 3 (2008); "Keeping It Private" in 25 University of Queensland Law Journal 215 (2006) and 44 San Diego Law Review 677; and "Civil Rights and Free Speech" in the Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties (Findelman ed.; Routledge 2006).