Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

News Release

April 30, 2004
Horwitz Appointed Full-Time Faculty

Southwestern is pleased to announce that Professor Paul S. Horwitz will join Southwestern’s full-time faculty in the Fall of 2004.

Professor Horwitz is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law where his teaching responsibilities have included Constitutional Law, Federal Courts and Legislation. During the Winter and Summer of 2003 he was a visitor at the University of Iowa College of Law where he taught Constitutional Law, Advanced Civil Procedure and Legal Research and Writing.

Professor Horwitz" selected publications include: "Free Speech As Risk Analysis: Heuristics, Biases and Institutions in the First Amendment," 76 Temple Law Review 1 (2003); "Law’s Expression: The Promise and Perils of Judicial Opinion Writing in Canadian Constitutional Law," 38 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 101 (2000); "Citizenship and Speech," 43 McGill Law Journal 445 (1998); "The Past, Tense: The History of Crisis – and the Crisis of History – in Constitutional Theory," 61 Albany Law Review 459 (1997); "Scientology in Court: A Comparative Analysis and Some Thoughts on Selected Issues in Law and Religion," 47 DePaul Law Review 85 (1997); and, "For Judges and Clerks, The Song Remains the Same: A review of The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox, a Supreme Court Clerk’s Account of His 1936-37 Clerkship," Writ, October 4, 2002.

Professor Horwitz earned his bachelor’s degree from McGill University (B.A., 1990, first class honors); an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (1991); his law degree from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (LL.B., 1995); and his graduate law degree from Columbia Law School (LL.M., 1997). During law school, he served as Co-Editor in Chief of the University of Toronto Faculty Law Review, and was a member of that school’s moot court program and a participant on an interscholastic moot court team that won numerous awards. He received the Borden & Elliot Advocacy Award and the Dean’s Key Award for extraordinary contributions to extracurricular activities of an academic nature.

Following law school, Professor Horwitz served as law clerk for Judge Ed Carnes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (1998-99), was a litigation associate at Borden & Elliot (Toronto 1998) and a litigation associate at O'Melveny & Meyers (Washington, D.C., 1999-2003). Prior to attending law school, Professor Horwitz worked as a journalist.

At Southwestern, Professor Horwitz will teach in the areas of Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law and Legal Profession.