The Bernard Schwartz Collection

The University of Tulsa's Mabee Legal Information Center is the repository for the books, correspondence, manuscripts, research, and working papers of the late Professor Bernard Schwartz.  For information on access to the Bernard Schwartz Collection, please contact Melanie Nelson.



Professor Bernard Schwartz came to the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1992, where he served as the Chapman Distinguished Professor of Law until his death on December 23, 1997, at the age of 74. Prior to coming to Tulsa, Professor Schwartz had served on the law faculty of New York University for 45 years. Professor Schwartz was married for 47 years to Aileen Haas Schwartz, a retired judge of New York Family Court, and they had one son, Brian.

A native New Yorker, Professor Schwartz graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor's degree from New York's City College and also earned his LL.B. from New York University in 1944. He then earned an LL.M. from Harvard University in 1945. He was admitted to the New York bar in 1945. Other degrees included a Ph.D. and LL.D. from Cambridge University in England in 1947 and 1956, and a doctorat d'universite from the University of Paris in 1963.

Professor Schwartz taught law for fifty years, and he was regarded as an outstanding teacher. He was a legal scholar who was considered to be an expert in the areas of administrative law, comparative jurisprudence, legal history, and constitutional law. Professor Schwartz was also a prolific author who wrote more than sixty books and numerous articles. He was perhaps best known for his writings about the U.S. Supreme Court and the Justices.

by Kathy Kane, Public Services/Faculty Research Law Librarian