The Morris Bart Lecture Series: Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz

Time: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Contact: Tori Luwisch · · 504-861-5563

Location: Room 308, College of Law, Broadway Campus

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law & The Morris Bart Lecture Series presents

Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz

Expert Learning for Law Students

Monday, February 29, 2016

College of Law Building, Room 308

5:00 - 6:30 PM 

A reception will be held in the Broadway Activities Center (across Pine St. from the College of Law) following the lecture. 

This event is free and open to the public.

Michael Hunter Schwartz is Dean and Professor of Law at the UALR Bowen School of Law, and he is a Consultant to the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning. Dean Schwartz is the author of ten books, seven law review papers, three book chapters, and eight shorter works addressing a wide variety of teaching, learning and curriculum design topics. Schwartz’s books include What the Best Law Teachers Do (Harvard University
Press 2013) and a contracts textbook, Contracts: A Context and Practice Casebook (2d ed 2015), which was the first book in a textbook series he designed (and now edits) in collaboration with Carolina Academic Press. Schwartz also is a co-author of What the Best New Lawyers Do (Harvard University Press, forthcoming 2019) and What the Best Law
Mentors Do (Harvard University Press, forthcoming 2019). Dean Schwartz is the former Academic Curriculum Consultant to the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, and he is the former chair of the American Association of Law Schools’ Sections on Teaching Methods and Balance in Legal Education. Dean Schwartz has spoken about a wide variety of law teaching, learning, assessment, and curriculum design topics on more than 200 occasions as a conference presenter (including an AALS Presidential Program and more than two dozen plenary presentations) and an invited speaker, including conducting training programs for law professors from the Republic of Georgia, Iran, Turkey, Germany, Taiwan, and Chile. Dean Schwartz’s Contracts course was selected by the Institute for
the Advancement of the American Legal System’s Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Project as reflecting “exemplary innovative teaching.” In January 2015, National Jurist Magazine named Dean Schwartz the 11th Most Influential Person in Legal Education.