Saturday, December 6, 2014
An early pioneer in law and economics, Professor Schwartz taught at the University of Texas and the University of Virginia, before joining the faculty at Georgetown University in 1979, where he spent the remainder of his career and where he was Professor Emeritus. I will add links to memorial notices as they appear.
(Thanks to Abe Wickelgren for the information.)
UPDATE: The Georgetown memorial notice.
UPDATE: My colleague Lisa Bernstein writes:
Many years ago when I had the honor of teaching with Warren Schwartz at the Georgetown University School of Law, he would routinely ask me to tell him what I would say at his funeral. I would begin (for this was our ritual), "At every workshop he ever attended Warren asked the question that got to the heart of the matter." At that point he would put up his hand and say, "okay, Lisa, now turn it over to Avery (Katz), to say something pleasing and polite." And so we would leave it. Warren was part of a rare breed of colleague who would love you, criticize you, take you dress shopping, and needle you. Indeed,
in my years since leaving Georgetown I have had many colleagues who provided some of the collegial qualities Warren exhibited, but none that had his unique mix, all tied up in a bow of humor, fire in the belly and love for the good of the profession. I will miss him greatly, as will many who knew him well. His contributions both scholarly and personal should inspire us all.
Comments are open for other remembrances, since it's clear Professor Schwartz made a deep impression on many people.