Qualified Immunity's Past, Present, and Future
In preparation for this presentation, attendees are encouraged to review Professor Schwartz' recent blog posts on the subject of qualified immunity: The Case Against Qualified Immunity - Imagining A World Without Qualified Immunity.
Joanna Schwartz is Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. She teaches Civil Procedure and a variety of courses on police accountability and public interest lawyering. She received UCLA's Distinguished Teaching Award in 2015, and served as Vice Dean for Faculty Development from 2017-2019. Professor Schwartz is one of the country's leading experts on police misconduct litigation. Professor Schwartz additionally studies the dynamics of modern civil litigation. Her recent scholarship includes articles empirically examining the justifications for qualified immunity doctrine; the financial impact of settlements and judgments on federal, state, and local law enforcement officers and agency budgets; and regional variation in civil rights protections across the country. She has specialized in police misconduct, prisoners' rights, and First Amendment litigation.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Schwartz, Joanna, "Qualified Immunity's Past, Present, and Future" (2021). BYU Education Law and Policy Institute Sessions. 3.