Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Faculty Profile

Vivien T. Montz

Vivien T. Montz

Professor of Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills

B.A., Philosophy, 1981, Yale University; J.D., cum laude, 1986, University of Miami; Member, Florida State Bar


We regret the passing of Professor Vivien Montz, a remarkable member of the Southwestern faculty since 2012.

A memorial service for Professor Montz will be held on Tuesday November I, 2016 at 12:30pm at the Southwestern campus. Letters of condolence to Professor Montz's family may be sent to:

Office of Doreen Heyer, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Administration, Southwestern Law School, 3050 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010

We will forward letters to the family of Vivien Montz.


Books and Chapters

Essential Contract Terms: Avoiding Future Problems by Addressing Key Issues in THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS IN FLORIDA: UNDERSTANDING THE ISSUES (Lorman Education Services, 2010)


Shifting Parameters: An Examination of Recent Changes in the Baseline of Actionable Conduct For Hostile Working Environment Sexual Harassment, 3 GEORGETOWN JOURNAL ON GENDER & LAW 809 (2002)

Recent Incitement Claims Against Publishers and Filmmakers: Restraints on First Amendment Rights or Proper Limits on Violent Speech? 1 VIRGINIA SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT LAW JOURNAL 171 (2002)

The Peremptory Challenge: Should It Still Exist? An Examination of Federal and Florida Law, 54 UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI LAW REVIEW 451 (with C. Montz; 2000)