Department of Government
Additional Positions at AU
- Faculty Advisor, Politics, Policy, and Law Scholars Program
- SPA Honors Program Director
- Adjunct Professor, Washington College of Law
Lara Schwartz specializes in constitutional law, civil rights, politics, communications, and policy. With over a decade as a legislative lawyer, lobbyist, and communications strategist in leading civil rights organizations, Lara brings an advocate’s-eye view to her teaching.
Prior to joining the SPA faculty, Lara served as Director of Strategic Engagement at the American Constitution Society for Law & Policy. Previously she served as Courts Matter director at Media Matters, Legal Director at the Human Rights Campaign, and Vice President of External Affairs at the American Association of People with Disabilities. Lara practiced securities litigation at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom and Gilbert, Heintz, and Randolph. She also served as a law clerk to Judge Ronald Lee Gilman on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. Lara has appeared on national and local radio and television programs and written op-eds published in national papers and local papers of record.
AB, English and American Literature, Brown University 1993
JD, Harvard Law School 1998
- Favorite Spot on Campus
- Favorite Place in Washington DC
- In the shade.
- Book Currently Reading
- Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor (Angela Davis, WCL)
- Languages Spoken
- English and Legalese
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