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
California Civil Procedure
Wills & Trust
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.
- California Bar Association : Member (1989 - )
- Research Attorneys’ Office, Contra Costa County : Superior Court Research Attorney
Selected Articles (5)
Public Interest Prospects on the West CoastNAPIL [National Association for Public Interest Law] Connection
The Diversified Job Search: Public and Private Sector Counseling in the NinetiesNALP [National Association for Law Placement] Annual Report
Stumbling Blocks and Stepping Stonea Newcomers' Guide to Perilous Terrain in Law SchoolVermont Law Review
Physicians Seeking Indemnification from Managed Care Organizations: Transforming Equities and RemediesKennedy Law Review
Admitted But Not Accepted Outsiders Take an Inside Look at Law SchoolBerkeley Women's Law Journal