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Herman Schwartz

Born: 1931

Herman Schwartz graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard College in 1953 and from Harvard Law School in 1956. He went on to practice law from 1956 to 1963, during which time he was a law clerk, worked at multiple law firms, and acted as assistant counsel for the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust Law.

In 1963 he accepted an appointment to the University at Buffalo Law School as an Associate Professor of Law; in 1966 he became a Professor of Law at the University at Buffalo where he taught until 1977. From 1977-1978 he was a lecturer on Selected Constitutional Issues at Antioch Law School. In 1981 Herman accepted a position as a Professor of Law at Washington College of Law located at American University where he specializes in Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, Comparative Constitutional Law, and Economic Regulation (Antitrust and Utility Regulation), he is still teaching there as of spring 2019.

Schwartz was also actively practicing law during the same period that he was teaching. During this time he served as the chairman of the New York State Commission of Correction from August 1975 to May 1976 and from June 1977 to March 1978 he acted as Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Citizens and Shareholders Rights and Remedies for the Judiciary Committee.

Some of his other non-academic work included working as Chief Counsel for Revenue Sharing at the Department of the Treasury from March 1978 to August 1979 and from September 1979 to December 1980 as Chief Counsel and Staff Director for the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Monopoly, and Business Rights, Judiciary Committee. From January 1981 to December 31, 1981 Schwartz served as the Chief Minority Counsel for the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Agency Administration, Judiciary Committee.


Affiliation(s): Law
Record Group(s): 21
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