Micah J. Schwartzman

Micah J. Schwartzman

Hardy Cross Dillard Professor of Law
Roy L. and Rosamond Woodruff Morgan Professor of Law
Director, Karsh Center for Law and Democracy
(434) 924-7848

Micah Schwartzman is the director of the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy and the Hardy Cross Dillard Professor of Law. A scholar who focuses on law and religion, jurisprudence, political philosophy and constitutional law, Schwartzman joined the UVA Law faculty in 2007.

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. Schwartzman then clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and was a postdoctoral research fellow at Columbia University’s Society of Fellows in the Humanities.

Schwartzman’s work has appeared in the Harvard Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, Virginia Law Review, Supreme Court Review, Law & Philosophy, and Political Theory, among others. He has published opinion pieces in The New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, Slate, The New Republic, and Vox. He co-edited The Rise of Corporate Religious Liberty (Oxford University Press) and is co-authoring materials for a casebook on Constitutional Law and Religion.

A member of the American Law Institute, Schwartzman has chaired the AALS Section on Law and Religion and serves on the Board of Academic Advisors for the American Constitution Society.

Scholarship Profile: Public Reasoning in Law and Religion (Virginia Journal 2017)

All Courses

Constitutional Law II: Church and State

Religion, Democracy and Law

Constitutional Law

Constitutional Theory

Advanced Topics in the First Amendment

Textualism and Its Critics

Seminar in Ethical Values

Legal Theory

Featured Scholarship