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

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


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


Wills & Trust


Constitutional Law

Education Law


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


The Diversified Job Search: Public and Private Sector Counseling in the Nineties

NALP [National Association for Law Placement] Annual Report


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

Vermont Law Review


view more

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

Kennedy Law Review


view more

Admitted But Not Accepted Outsiders Take an Inside Look at Law School

Berkeley Women's Law Journal


view more