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Tamar Schwartz

Professor of Law, Legal Practice

Curriculum Vitae

  • Profile

    Professor Tamar R. Schwartz teaches Legal Analysis & Writing and Law & Literature. 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 serves on the Executive Board of the Section on Balance in Legal Education of the American Association of Law Schools.


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    • Presentations

      Discussant, "ABA Standard 303 Revisions Part 2: Well-Being," Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Annual Conference, (July 2022)


      Facilitator, "Breakout Sessions on the Importance of Growth Mindset for a Diverse and Inclusive Profession," Association of Legal Writing Directors Biennial Conference - A Time for Transformative Leadership: Teaching and Learning, Association of Legal Writing Directors (May 2019)


      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


      Executive Board Member, Section on Balance in Legal Education of the American Association of Law Schools

    • 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

      Professor of Law, Legal Practice (2019 - present)
      University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA


      Associate Professor of Legal Writing (2016 - 2019)
      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 (2013 - 2013)
      Boston College Law School, Newton Centre, MA


      Director of Lawyering Skills (2005 - 2013)
      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


      Associate (1989 - 1991)
      Morrison & Foerster, Washington, DC


      Counsel (1987 - 1988)
      Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC