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.