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About Robert G. Schwemm

Robert G. Schwemm is the Ashland-Spears Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he has taught since 1975. Prior to becoming a law teacher, he practiced in Washington, D.C., with Sidley & Austin, and then was chief trial counsel for the Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities in Chicago, Illinois. He is a graduate of Amherst College and the Harvard Law School. Professor Schwemm teaches civil procedure, constitutional law and civil rights.

His publications include a treatise entitled "Housing Discrimination: Law and Litigation" and numerous articles in leading law reviews throughout the country, including the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, George Washington Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, and Yale Law & Policy Review. (His last seven articles are available on his SSRN site.) His litigation experience includes three cases in the U.S. Supreme Court. He served as Acting Dean of the College in 1998-99.


Present Ashland-Spears Distinguished Research Professor of Law and William L. Matthews, Jr. Professor of Law, University of Kentucky College of Law

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University of Kentucky
College of Law
620 S. Limestone
Lexington, KY 40506-0048


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