Schwartz, Louis B.

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Louis B. Schwartz (1913-2003) was an attorney and law professor known for his work on penal code reform and anti-trust laws. He was born in Philadelphia and graduated from the Wharton School in 1932, followed by the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1935. He served as an attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1935-1939, with the U.S. Department of Justice's general crimes and special projects section and the anti-trust division from 1939-1946. He also served two years in the Navy during this time. Schwartz taught law at the University of Pennsylvania from 1946-1983 and then at the University of California Hastings College of Law beginning in 1983. Schwartz also taught as a visiting professor at Harvard, Columbia, Cambridge, and the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies at London University. He was a member of the Attorney General's National Committee to Study the Anti-trust Laws from 1954-1955, the Lawyer's Committee on Civil Rights through Law, and the national advisory council of the National Defender Project from 1965-1969. Schwartz served as director of the National Commission on Reform of Federal Criminal Law from 1968-1971.

From the description of Louis B. Schwartz papers, 1930-1998 (bulk 1965-1995). (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 31059951

Louis B. Schwartz graduated first in his class from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1935. He served as a Professor of law at Penn from 1946-1983, where he specialized in criminal law, economic regulation and professional responsibility. He was a reporter for the American Law Institute's Model penal code.

From the description of Miscellaneous articles. (University of Pennsylvania Law Library). WorldCat record id: 122477386

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referencedIn University of Pennsylvania. University Relations. News and Public Affairs. Records, 1912-1993. University of Pennsylvania, Archives & Records Center
creatorOf Schwartz, Louis B. Miscellaneous articles. University of Pennsylvania Law Library, Biddle Law Library
creatorOf Schwartz, Louis B. Correspondence : with Johan Thorsten Sellin, 1955-1985. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Packer, Herbert L., 1925-1972. Herbert L. Packer papers, 1942-1972. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Schwartz, Louis B. Louis B. Schwartz papers, 1930-1998 (bulk 1965-1995). Univerisity of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
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United States
United States
Antitrust law
Civil rights
Criminal justice, Administration of
Criminal law
Financial institution
Law reform
Legal ethcs
Public defenders
Law teachers


Active 1930

Active 1998


Spanish; Castilian,




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