The University of Cincinnati College of Law has created a tort law chair in honor of a Shook, Hardy & Bacon partner.
Victor Schwartz, who taught at the college from 1968 until 1977, is head of Shook Hardy’s public policy group and is known as a strong proponent of tort reform. He focuses his practice on appellate litigation, government affairs and public relations. He also maintains an appellate practice and advises manufacturers on liability prevention.
Funding for the endowment of the chair, the Victor E. Schwartz Chair in Tort Law, was organized by Schwartz’s former students. The endowment, which has a goal of $2 million, is to promote scholarship and the objective teaching of tort law, Schwartz said.
“Cincinnati now has an entity that will help attract and keep professors in tort law,” Schwartz said in an interview—one that would help funnel talented professors to Cincinnati who might otherwise be scooped up by other larger schools.
“We are a better country for legal education,” he said.
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