365体育备用网址Teacher, Director, American University School of Public Affairs
365体育备用网址Lara Hope Schwartz teaches at American University School of Public Affairs, where she is the founding director of the Project on Civil Discourse.
She specializes in campus speech, constitutional law, civil rights, access to justice, politics, communications, and policy. Drawing on her experience as a legislative lawyer, lobbyist, and communications strategist in leading civil rights organizations, Schwartz brings an advocate’s-eye view to her teaching. She previously served as Director of Strategic Engagement at the American Constitution Society for Law & Policy; 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.
Schwartz served as a law clerk to Judge Ronald Lee Gilman on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. She has als0 appeared on national and local radio and television programs and written op-eds published in national papers and local papers of record. She is the co-author of How to College: What to Know Before You Go (And When You’re There), a practical guide that prepares students to succeed and thrive in the transition to college. Schwartz is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Brown University.