B.S., University of Chicago; M.A.T.M., University of Chicago; J.D., University of Chicago
Professor Schuwerk received his J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Chicago in 1972. After serving as staff counsel for the Illinois Law Enforcement Commission from 1973-1977 and engaging in a complex civil litigation practice from 1977-1981, he joined the Law Center faculty in 1982.
Professor Schuwerk has three principal scholarly interests. He is a nationally recognized expert in the area of lawyer professional responsibility and malpractice. He served as an assistant reporter on the committee that wrote the current Texas Disciplinary Rule of Professional Conduct, co-authored a book-length article discussing those rules, and currently serves as chair of the committee that considers proposed amendments to those rules.
Professor Schuwerk is also interested in the criminal law and civil procedure fields. His specialty in criminal law is sentencing practices and his principal interest in civil procedure is class actions.