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Micah Schwartzman

Professor of Law

University of Virginia School of Law

Micah Schwartzman is Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, where he writes and teaches about constitutional law, law and religion, political philosophy, and jurisprudence. 

Schwartzman received his B.A. from the University of Virginia and a doctorate in politics from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. After graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law, he clerked for Judge Paul V. Niemeyer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Prior to joining the law faculty at Virginia, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Columbia University’s Society of Fellows in the Humanities. He has also been a visiting professor at the UCLA School of Law. 

Professor Schwartzman recently co-edited The Rise of Corporate Religious Liberty (Oxford University Press, 2016), and he is currently co-authoring a forthcoming casebook on Constitutional Law and Religion

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Trump’s Latest Affront To Women, and to the Constitution

6/2/17  //  In-Depth Analysis

A draft of the Trump Administration's revised contraception mandate has been leaked. If implemented, this policy would weaken civil rights for women. Moreover, the plan could violate the Establishment Clause by providing a religious accommodation for some private citizens only by shifting costs to others who may not share their beliefs.

Nelson Tebbe

Brooklyn Law School

Micah Schwartzman

University of Virginia School of Law

Richard C. Schragger

UVA School of Law

Mitch Landrieu and the Anti-Denigration Constitution

5/25/17  //  Commentary

Mitch Landrieu’s speech defending the removal of Confederate war monuments in the heart of New Orleans is an eloquent reminder that the Constitution forbids acts that subordinate or denigrate, whether in the context of religion, LGBT rights, or racial equality.

Richard C. Schragger

UVA School of Law

Micah Schwartzman

University of Virginia School of Law

Nelson Tebbe

Brooklyn Law School

Animus and the Travel Ban

5/8/17  //  Commentary

One of the founding principles of this nation is that our government welcomes those of all faiths and rejects religious intolerance. President Trump’s order contravenes our nation’s fundamental commitment to religious freedom and to the equal protection of the laws. Federal courts should declare it unconstitutional.

Micah Schwartzman

University of Virginia School of Law

Nelson Tebbe

Brooklyn Law School

Corey Brettschneider

Brown University

A Different View of Why the Muslim Ban Violates the Establishment Clause

4/20/17  //  Commentary

A diverse group of leading constitutional law scholars—representing many different views about the Establishment Clause—has filed an amicus brief challenging the Muslim Ban. Here's what you need to know.

Joshua Matz

Publisher

Corey Brettschneider

Brown University

Micah Schwartzman

University of Virginia School of Law

Nelson Tebbe

Brooklyn Law School