Maimon Schwarzschild

Maimon Schwarzschild
Phone: (619) 260-2343
Office: Warren Hall 319B

Marina Gonzalez-Hernandez
(619) 260-4125

Professor of Law

  • JD, 1976, Columbia University
  • BA, 1973, Columbia University

Areas of Expertise

Constitutional Law and Constitutional Rights, Public International Law, Comparative Law, Law and Religious Freedom/Separation of Church and State, Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, Federal Courts, Evidence, Law and Public Policy

Professional Experience

Schwarzschild served in the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. during the Carter administration. He has practiced law as a barrister in London and with the Chadbourne law firm in New York. He was an accredited journalist at the United Nations for five years and had White House press credentials during the Nixon administration. He joined the USD School of Law faculty in 1982, and has been a visiting professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the Sorbonne in Paris, and the University of California, San Diego.

Honors and Affiliations

Schwarzschild has been an appointed member of the California State Advisory Committee to the United States Civil Rights Commission since 2015. He is a member of the editorial board of Law and Philosophy: An International Journal for Jurisprudence and Legal Philosophy (Springer Publishers) and has been its Book Review Editor. He is an Affiliated Professor at the University of Haifa in Haifa, Israel. He 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.

Scholarly Work

“Religious Exemption from Civil Laws and Free Exercise of Religion in the USA” in Law and Religion in the Liberal State (Md Jahid Hossein Bhuiyan, and Darryn Jensen, eds.) (Hart Publishing, 2020); “Points of Crisis or, Is It All Over?” in 56 San Diego Law Review 1069 (2019); “The Bureaucratic Takeover of Criminal Sentencing” in 49 New Mexico Law Review 93 (2019); “Complicated - But Not Too Complicated: Sunset of EU Law in the UK After Brexit” in 39 Cardozo Law Review 905 (2018); “Political Questions and Judicial Power in the United States - Questões políticas e o poder judicial no Estados Unidos ” in e-Pública 080-092 (2018); “Liberalism, Liberal, and Illiberal” in 54 San Diego Law Review 299 (2017); “Do Religious Exemptions Save?” in 53 San Diego Law Review 185 (2016); “A Class Act? Social Class Affirmative Action and Higher Education” in 50 San Diego Law Review 44 (2013); “Race Matters” in 29 Constitutional Commentary 31 (2013); and “Constitutional Law and Equality” in A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, no. 2nd (Patterson, ed.) (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010).

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