Steven D. Schwinn
Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development; Professor of Law
Building & Room:
300 S. State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604
Steven D. Schwinn teaches constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, human rights, and a specially designed legal writing class on civil rights. Steve is founding editor-in-chief of the American Constitution Society Supreme Court Review and founding co-editor of the Constitutional Law Prof Blog. He is a longtime member of the American Constitution Society Chicago Lawyers Chapter Board of Advisers.
Steve regularly works with high-school teachers and students on civics education, and he regularly speaks on issues related to constitutional law and public policy. Steve's writings have appeared in a variety of law reviews and other specialized periodicals, popular press publications, and online publications. He regularly writes for the American Bar Association's Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases and is a frequent commenter on issues related to constitutional law and human rights.
Professor Schwinn teaches Constitutional Law, First Amendment, Comparative Constitutional Law and Human Rights, and Lawyering Skills I: Civil Rights at UIC Law. He previously served as co-director of the International Human Rights Clinic, director of the clinical program, and the Edward T. and Noble W. Lee Chair in Constitutional Law for the 2015-2016 school year and in the Spring Semester 2023.
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.