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Lois W. Schwartz - UC Hastings College of the Law. San Francisco, CA, US

Lois W. Schwartz Lois W. Schwartz

Senior Lecturer in Law | UC Hastings College of the Law

San Francisco, CA, UNITED STATES

Contacts: schwartl@uchastings.edu / 415-581-8809

Biography

Professor Lois W. Schwartz entered the UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 1986 at the age of forty, and every day thanks her lucky stars that she accepted the challenge. Her legal career began in private practice and quickly led to teaching. Her professional life has taken unconventional twists and turns, including a hiatus from academia in 2001 to complete a judicial clerkship in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, a stint with the Public Defender’s Office, and a position with the Contra Costa County Staff Attorneys’ Office. It is her goal in teaching to integrate academic understanding and practical skills.

Areas of Expertise (10)

Legal Writing and Research

Estate Drafting

Community Property

California Civil Procedure

Remedies

Wills & Trust

Property

Constitutional Law

Education Law

Ethics

Education (4)

School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley: J.D.

University of Chicago, Graduate Library School: M.A.

University of Chicago, Department of English Literature: M.A.

University of Chicago: B.A.

Affiliations (2)

  • California Bar Association : Member (1989 - )
  • Research Attorneys’ Office, Contra Costa County : Superior Court Research Attorney

Selected Articles (5)

Public Interest Prospects on the West Coast NAPIL [National Association for Public Interest Law] Connection

1992

The Diversified Job Search: Public and Private Sector Counseling in the Nineties NALP [National Association for Law Placement] Annual Report

1991

Stumbling Blocks and Stepping Stonea Newcomers' Guide to Perilous Terrain in Law School Vermont Law Review

1990

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Physicians Seeking Indemnification from Managed Care Organizations: Transforming Equities and Remedies Kennedy Law Review

1996

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Admitted But Not Accepted Outsiders Take an Inside Look at Law School Berkeley Women's Law Journal

1989

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