Professor Schwinn earned his B.A. from Michigan State University and his J.D. from
the American University Washington College of Law. He previously taught at the University
of Maryland School of Law and George Washington University Law School. He practiced full
time in the Office of the General Counsel at the Peace Corps.
Professor Schwinn is a frequent commenter on issues related to constitutional law and
human rights. He is a co-founder and co-editor of the Constitutional Law Prof Blog and an
occasional contributor to other blogs and publications. He regularly writes for the ABA
Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases, and he directs the ABA Media Alerts project
for the Seventh Circuit. His scholarship has appeared in a variety of law journals.
Professor Schwinn is also an active practitioner. He litigates cases pro bono in the
federal courts, and he serves on the Board of Advisors for the Chicago Lawyer Chapter of
the American Constitution Society.
Professor Schwinn teaches Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Law and Human
Rights, and Lawyering Skills I. He also coordinates the Constitutional Law in the
Classroom program, in which JMLS students teach constitutional law lessons to students in
the Chicago Public Schools and surrounding school districts, and he is the faculty
supervisor for the African Human Rights Project.
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