Prof. Daniel Schwarcz Named Fredrikson & Byron Professor of Law

Professor Daniel Schwarcz has been named the Fredrikson & Byron Professor of Law.

Schwarcz, who entered law teaching in 2007, focuses his research on insurance law and regulation, risk and risk management, consumer protection, and insurance coverage litigation. His articles have appeared in a wide range of leading law reviews and journals, including the University of Chicago Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, and the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. He is also a co-author of the leading insurance law casebook in the country, Insurance Law and Regulation (6th edition).

In 2017, the American Law Institute awarded Dan the highly selective Young Scholars Medal, which recognizes the scholarship of one or two outstanding early-career law professors whose work has the potential to influence improvements in the law. In 2011, he received the Liberty Mutual Prize, which is given annually for the most outstanding article on property and casualty insurance law. Both in 2008 and 2011, he received the Stanley V. Kinyon Teacher of the Year Award. He previously held the Davis professorship at the Law School (2015-16).

“The impact of Professor Schwarcz’s scholarship and service has been profound. Policymakers frequently look to him for his insurance law expertise, and he is a highly accomplished teacher and mentor, especially to students seeking a judicial clerkship,” said Dean Garry W. Jenkins. “It gives me great pleasure to be able to recognize a wonderful colleague.”