Faculty in the News

Download hi-res photo

schwartzman@ virginia.edu
(434) 924-7848
Room WB179F


Church and state, constitutional law, constitutional theory, First Amendment, jurisprudence, legal philosophy, political theory, religion and law


Micah J. Schwartzman

Professor of Law
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2005
D.Phil., University of Oxford, 2003
B.A., University of Virginia, 1998

Micah Schwartzman joined the faculty in 2007. He teaches constitutional law and the First Amendment (Religion Clauses). His areas of interest include law and religion, jurisprudence, and political philosophy.

Schwartzman received his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his doctorate in politics from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. During law school, he served as articles development editor of the Virginia Law Review and received numerous awards, including the Margaret G. Hyde Award, the Daniel Rosenbloom Award, and the Hardy Cross Dillard Scholarship. After graduating, Schwartzman clerked for Judge Paul V. Niemeyer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Prior to joining the faculty, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Columbia University’s Society of Fellows in the Humanities. In the spring of 2013, he was a visiting professor at the UCLA School of Law.

Hide details for [<A HREF="C388908D93492AB9852572E4005F2EE3?OpenDocument&ExpandSection=1#_Section1">Publications</A>]Publications


The Rise of Corporate Religious Liberty (with Zoe Robinson and Chad Flanders, eds.) (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Constitutional Law and Religion (with Frederick Mark Gedicks, Robert W. Tuttle, and Nelson Tebbe) (forthcoming West Publishing Company).

Articles and Book Chapters:

"Morality, Ontology, and Corporate Rights" (with Steven D. Walt), L. & Ethics of Human Rights (forthcoming 2017).

"How Much May Religious Accommodations Burden Others?" (with Nelson Tebbe & Richard Schragger) in Elizabeth Sepper et al., eds., Law, Religion, and Health in the United States (forthcoming Cambridge University Press, 2017).

"When Do Religious Accommodations Burden Others?" (with Nelson Tebbe and Richard Schragger)
), in Susanna Mancini & Michel Rosenfeld, eds.,The Conscience Wars: Rethinking the Balance between Religion, Identity, and Equality (forthcoming Cambridge University Press, 2017).

"Religion, Equality, and Anarchy," in Cécile Laborde & Aurélia Bardon, eds.,
Religion in Liberal Political Philosophy (forthcoming Oxford University Press, 2016).

"Some Realism about Corporate Rights" (with Richard Schragger), in Schwartzman et al., eds.,
The Rise of Corporate Religious Liberty 345 (2016).

"Introduction" (with Chad Flanders and Zoë Robinson), in Schwartzman et al., eds., The Rise of Corporate Religious Liberty xiii (2016).

"Reasoning from Conjecture: A Reply to Three Objections," in Tom Bailey & Valentina Gentile, eds., Rawls and Religion 152 (2015).

"Religion as a Legal Proxy," 51 San Diego L. Rev. 1085 (2014) (symposium).

"Religion, Equality, and Public Reason,"
94 B.U. L. Rev. 1321 (2014) (symposium).

"Against Religious Institutionalism" (with Richard Schragger), 99 Va. L. Rev. 917 (2013).
SSRN | HeinOnline (PDF)

"Lost in Translation: A Dilemma for Freedom of the Church" (with Richard Schragger), 21
J. Contemp. Legal Issues 15 (2013) (symposium).
SSRN | HeinOnline (PDF)

"Obligation, Anarchy, and Exemption," 28
Const. Comment. 93 (2013) (reviewing Abner S. Greene, Against Obligation: The Multiple Sources of Authority in a Liberal Democracy (2012)).
SSRN | HeinOnline (PDF)

"What if Religion Is Not Special?" 79
U. Chi. L. Rev. 1351 (2012).
SSRN | Journal | HeinOnline (PDF)

"The Ethics of Reasoning from Conjecture," 9
J. Moral Phil. 521 (2012).
SSRN | Journal

"The Sincerity of Public Reason," 19
J. Pol. Phil. 375 (2011).
SSRN | Journal

"Conscience, Speech, and Money," 97
Va. L. Rev. 317 (2011).
SSRN | Journal | HeinOnline (PDF)

"Judicial Sincerity," 94
Va. L. Rev. 987 (2008).
SSRN | HeinOnline (PDF)

"The Relevance of Locke’s Religious Arguments for Toleration," 33
Pol. Theory 678 (2005).

"The Completeness of Public Reason," 3
Pol., Phil. & Econ. 191 (2004).

Show details for [<A HREF="C388908D93492AB9852572E4005F2EE3?OpenDocument&ExpandSection=2#_Section2">Current Courses</A>]Current Courses
Show details for [<A HREF="C388908D93492AB9852572E4005F2EE3?OpenDocument&ExpandSection=3#_Section3">All Courses</A>]All Courses
Show details for [<A HREF="C388908D93492AB9852572E4005F2EE3?OpenDocument&ExpandSection=4#_Section4">In the Media</A>]In the Media