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About Steven D. Schwinn

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.


Present Co-Director, International Human Rights Clinic, John Marshall Law School
Present Professor, John Marshall Law School
2015 - 2016 Edward T. and Noble W. Lee Chair in Constitutional Law, John Marshall Law School

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • ConLawProf Blog (Steven D. Schwinn, co-creator and co-editor) named to ABA Top 100 Blawgs, ABA Journal (Dec. 2016)


  • Constitutional Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law and Human Rights
  • Lawyering Skills I

Contact Information

The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.427.2737 ext. 865


Recent Works (23)

Books (7)