Visiting Professor of Law


Professor Schwartz received his B.A. in Philosophy at Stanford and graduated from Harvard Law School. He served as law clerk to the High Court of American Samoa in Pago Pago before moving to New Mexico to practice Indian Law. In 1976 he left practice to join the faculty at the University of New Mexico. He has been a visiting professor at Seton Hall University, Southern Illinois University, the University of Tasmania (Australia), the University of Granada (Spain), and the Indian Law Institute (New Delhi). In addition to his role as chair of the New Mexico Health Policy Commission, he has taken leave from his teaching to serve as General Counsel to the New Mexico Human Services Department, and he has worked as a WHO consultant on health law to the governments of Vietnam, Cambodia and Tonga. Professor Schwartz has been a Visiting Professor at UC Hastings several times.



  1. Harvard Law School

    J.D., Law

  2. Stanford University

    B.A., Philosophy

Selected Scholarship

  1. Funding the Costs of Disease Outbreaks Caused by Non-vaccination, 2015

    The Journal of Law Medicine and Ethics

  2. Life Style, Health Status, and Distributive Justice 993

    Health Matrix

  3. Caduceus in Court: Autonomy, Futility and the Limits of Medicine 1992

    Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics

  4. There Is No Archbishop of Science - A Comment on Elliot's Toward Incentive-Based Procedure: Three Approaches for Regulating Scientific Evidence 1989

    Boston University Law Review

  5. Physicians and Lawyers: Science, Art, and Conflict 1980

    American Journal of Law & Medicine


  1. Health Law Concentration Seminar
  2. Healthcare Providers & Laww
  3. Law & Health Sciences