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Tamar R. Schwartz
Associate Professor of Legal Writing
Courses Taught Legal Analysis & Writing I & II Law and Literature
Profile

Professor Tamar R. Schwartz teaches in the areas of legal writing, analysis, and research. She joined the Law School in 2005 as the Director of the then adjunct-based first-year Lawyering Skills program. She served in that capacity until 2013 and is now a member of the legal writing faculty. Prior to entering academia, Professor Schwartz served as the executive director of Legal Information Network for Cancer (LINC) and was a counselor at the Virginia Department of Employee Relations Counselors. She also practiced law in the Washington, D.C. office of Morrison & Foerster, focusing on intellectual property law, and served as counsel to the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues in the U.S. House of Representatives. Professor Schwartz is an active member of the Association of Legal Writing Directors.

Presentations
Facilitator, Breakout Sessions on the Effects of Implicit Bias and Stereotype Threat in Law School Dynamics, Association of Legal Writing Directors Biennial Conference, Minneapolis (July 2017).

Presenter, "Let’s Talk: A Leadership Roundtable," Association of Legal Writing Directors Conference, Memphis, TN (June 2015)

Presenter, "Innovative Ideas In Legal Writing—Work Smarter, Not Harder: Creating Varied Assignments from a Single Fact Pattern," Legal Writing Institute Capital Area Conference, William & Mary School of Law, Williamsburg, VA (March 2015)

Memberships
Member, Association of Legal Writing Directors
Member, Legal Writing Institute
Bar Admissions
Virginia
District of Columbia
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
California
Professional Experience
Associate Professor of Legal Writing (2016-present)

University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.

Assistant Professor of Legal Writing (2013-2016)

University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Legal Reasoning, Research & Writing (Spring 2013)

Boston College Law School, Newton Centre, Mass.

Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills, Director of Lawyering Skills I & II (2008-2013)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Director of Lawyering Skills (2005-2008)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Executive Director (1999-2002)
Legal Information Network for Cancer, Richmond, Va.
Counselor (1996-1999)
Virginia Department of Employee Relations Counselors, Richmond, Va.
Executive Director (1995-1996)
Henrico Community Housing Corporation, Richmond, Va.
President and Owner (1991-1995)
Typelegance, Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Va.
Associate (1989-1991)
Morrison & Foerster, Washington, D.C.
Counsel (1987-1988)
Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues, U.S. House of Representatives
Education
J.D., Stanford Law School
B.A., Brandeis University
Contact Information
Room 319, Law School
(804) 287-6585
(804) 289-8992 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Legal Writing and Analysis
Law and Literature