Areas of Expertise:
civil litigation | police misconduct | legal data | First Amendment litigation | civil liberties
Joanna Schwartz, professor of law at the UCLA School of Law, is an expert on police misconduct, prisoners’ rights, First Amendment litigation, civil litigation and legal education. Her research focuses on the role of lawsuits in organizational decision-making. Schwartz’s recent studies of police departments and hospitals examine the frequency with which both types of institutions track and analyze information from lawsuits, and the ways in which litigation-attentive organizations use lawsuit data to reduce the likelihood of future harms.
Schwartz has clerked for Judge Denise Cote of the Southern District of New York and Judge Harry Pregerson of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.