Daniel Schwarcz is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Law, where he was named the Stanley V. Kinyon Tenure-Track Teacher of the Year for 2007-2008 and the Stanley V. Kinyon Overall Teacher of the Year for 2011-2012. He will be visiting at UCLA School of Law for our Spring, 2013 semester, teaching Insurance Law.
In addition to insurance law, Professor Schwarcz teaches health care regulation and finance, contract law, and commercial law. His research primarily focuses on consumer protection and regulation in property/casualty and health insurance markets. In 2011, his article, "Reevaluating Standardized Insurance Policies," 77 University of Chicago Law Review (2011), received the Liberty Mutual Prize for an exceptional article on insurance law and regulation. He has also published articles in The Virginia Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, North Carolina Law Review, William and Mary Law Review, and Tulane Law Review. He is the editor of a book entitled The Law and Economics of Insurance, and he recently joined Kenneth Abraham as a co-editor of his popular casebook, Insurance Law and Regulation, which is widely used in law school courses on insurance law.
Professor Schwarcz also serves as a Funded Consumer Representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, and he has been an expert witness in multiple insurance-related disputes.
Schwarcz received his A.B. magna cum laude from Amherst College and his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. After law school, Schwarcz clerked for Judge Sandra Lynch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (2003-2004), and later was an associate at Ropes & Gray in Boston, MA (2004-2005). He served for two years as a Climenko Fellow at Harvard Law School (2005-2007) before being appointed Associate Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota School of Law in 2007.