Professor Stephen Schwarz, a native of Summit, New Jersey, received his B.A. from Brown University and his J.D. from Columbia Law School. From 1969 to 1973, he was an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where he litigated tax cases and observed (from afar) various impeachable offenses.
In 1974, after a year in private practice, Professor Schwarz joined the faculty of the University of San Francisco School of Law. He also has taught as a Visiting Professor in the graduate tax programs at the University of Florida College of Law and New York University School of Law, and at UCLA School of Law and Arizona State University College of Law. He joined the UC Hastings faculty in 1981 and was Associate Academic Dean from 1983 to 1985.
Professor Schwarz is the coauthor of several law school casebooks, including Fundamentals of Corporate Taxation and Fundamentals of Partnership Taxation (with Lind, Lathrope, and Rosenberg), and Nonprofit Organizations (with Fishman).
Professor Schwarz lives in Marin County and maintains vacation homes at Stanford’s Roscoe Maples Pavilion, Oakland’s McAfee Coliseum, and Phoenix Municipal Stadium. His hobbies do not include hiking, golf, cats, fly fishing, or public choice theory, or repeal of the federal estate tax.
Courses Taught: Non-Profit Organizations; Federal Income Taxation of Corporations and Partnerships; Estate Planning Seminar
Expertise: Tax; Nonprofit Organizations; Estate Planning