B.A. Stanford University; J.D. George Washington University
Professor Schwartz first joined the Law School faculty after serving as attorney adviser to Federal Trade Commissioner Mary Gardiner Jones. She graduated first in her class from the Law School and was a member of the George Washington Law Review. In 1977 to 1978 she was a White House Fellow. Professor Schwartz has taught courses in torts, products liability, and administrative law, and has written numerous articles, primarily in the area of products liability and safety regulation. In the early 1980s, while serving as associate dean of students, she started the Law School’s Enrichment Program distinguished speaker series, which she directed until 1993. From 1988 to 1993 she was associate dean for academic affairs. From 1995 to 1997, and from 1998 to 2001, Professor Schwartz served as deputy director of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protection.
For her leadership at the FTC she received the Presidential Award for Meritorious Service. Professor Schwartz currently serves on the boards of directors of Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports, and the YWCA of the National Capital Area. She also has served on the boards of the D.C. Bar, President’s Commission on White House Fellowships, the Food and Drug Law Institute, and the Administrative Law Review. She is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.