Professor Schwartz came to Syracuse after almost 25 years as a distinguished teacher and scholar in both law and sociology. He is the author of many scholarly publications in both fields, including the books Society and the Legal Order, Unobtrusive Measures, Criminal Law: Theory and Process, and the Handbook of Regulation and Administrative Law. He is recognized as a leading authority on law and society. He taught on the law and sociology faculties at Northwestern and Yale universities and was dean and professor of law at State University of New York at Buffalo. Professor Schwartz was the founding editor of the Law and Society Review.
Professor Schwartz teaches courses in law and society, public administration and legal process, and criminal law.