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Elizabeth Schiltz

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Herrick Professor of Law, Thomas J. Abood Research Scholar
Degree
J.D., Columbia Law School
B.A., Yale University
Office
MSL 453
Phone
(651) 962-4922
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-4922
Mail
1000 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Elizabeth R. Schiltz graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and received her juris doctor from Columbia Law School, where she served on the Columbia Law Review. After law school, she spent a year in Germany as a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow. Schiltz was in private practice for nine years with law firms in Washington, D.C. (Morrison & Foerster) and Minneapolis (Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly and Faegre & Benson), focusing on banking regulation, general corporate law and international law. Most recently, she practiced banking law at Faegre & Benson, Minnesota 's second largest law firm, where, among many other things, she assisted Dayton Hudson Corporation, Fingerhut Companies, Carson Pirie Scott, and other major retailers in obtaining charters for their credit card banks.

Schiltz was a member of the faculty of Notre Dame University Law School from 1996 through 2000. She was a member of the founding faculty of the University of St. Thomas Law School, which opened in fall of 2001.  She teaches classes in contracts, sales, consumer law, and disability law. Her research interests include disability rights, consumer law, and feminist legal theory. Schiltz has received numerous awards at the School of Law including the Dean's Award for Outstanding Scholarship (2007), Mission Awards for Scholarly Engagement and Societal Reform (2012, 2017), and Dean's Award for Outstanding Teaching (2019). She was also elected Professor of the Year by the graduating class of 2007 and recognized with the University Advocates for Women and Equity's Good Sister Award (2014). 

Schiltz serves on the boards of directors of the National Catholic Partnership on Disability and L'Arche USA. She is also a contributor to the Catholic legal theory blog Mirror of Justice. Schiltz is a 1998 graduate of the Partners in Policymaking Academy, a nationwide, state-based training program in disability advocacy.


Selected Publications

BOOKS

Contracts: A Contemporary Approach, with Christina Kunz, Carol Chomsky, and Jennifer Martin (West Academic Publishing, 2018)

Learning Sales Law, with Carol Chomsky, Jennifer Martin, and Christina Kunz (West Academic Publishing, 2016)

Marie Failinger, Susan Stabile & Elizabeth R. Schiltz, Eds., Feminism, Law and Religion in Gender in Law, Culture and Society Series (Ashgate Press, 2013).

CHAPTERS

The Promise and the Threat of the “Three” in Integral Complementarity, in Promise and Challenge: Catholic Women Reflect on Feminism, Complementarity and the Church, Mary Hasson, ed., Our Sunday Visitor (2015)

Elizabeth R. Schiltz, Finding Common Ground in the Disability Rights Critiques of Selective Abortions in Search of Common Ground on Abortion (Meredith Esser, Justin Murray, and Robin West, eds, Ashgate Press, 2014)

ARTICLES

The Contradictory Expressive Functions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Physician-assisted Suicide Laws, Journal of Disability & Religion, 22:3, 228-245, DOI: 10.1080/23312521.2018.1486772 (2018)

The Ties that Bind Idiots and Infamous Criminals: Disenfranchisement of Persons with Cognitive Impairments, (invited contribution to symposium on The ADA at 25: The Continued Inequality of Americans with Disabilities, 13 U of St. Thomas L. J. 1 (2016)

Exposing the Cracks in the Foundations of Disability Law, 75 J. L & CONTEMP. PROB. 23 (2012) (invited contribution to symposium on Theological Argument in Law: Engaging Stanley Hauerwas)

The Paradox of the Global and the Local in the Financial Crisis of 2008: Applying the Lessons of Caritas in Veritate to the Regulation of Consumer Credit in the United States and the European Union, 26 J. OF LAW & RELIGION 173 (2010) (peer-reviewed journal; invited contribution to symposium on The Global Economic Crisis, Law and the Religious Traditions)

Damming Watters: Channeling the Power of Federal Preemption of State Consumer Banking Laws, 35 FLA. ST. U. L. REV. 893 (2008)

West, MacIntyre and Wojtyła: Pope John Paul II’s Contribution to the Development of a Dependency-Based Theory of Justice, 45 J. OF CATH. L STUDIES 369 (2007) (invited contribution to symposium on The Jurisprudential Legacy of Pope John Paul II)

The Amazing, Elastic, Ever-Expanding Exportation Doctrine and its Effect on Predatory Lending Regulation, 88 MINN. L. REV. 518 (2004)

Elizabeth Schiltz Curriculum Vitae

Fall 2022 Courses

Fall 2022 Courses
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43948 (View in ClassFinder)

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Elizabeth R. Schiltz

This course focuses both on human dignity and moral reasoning. It is designed to equip students to discern and articulate connections between law, social justice, and morality. It introduces students to the foundational moral commitments that shape the structure of our system of justice and the multiple roles of the lawyer in administering that system, including some reflections on the role that faith and morality play in framing our understanding of what it means to be a lawyer. The class also specifically addresses how to improve one’s understanding and ability to work with people from different cultural contexts.

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LAWS 950 - 23 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -

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43766 (View in ClassFinder)

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Elizabeth R. Schiltz

Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 966 - 01 Clinic: Adv Spec Ed - - - - - - - -

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43958 (View in ClassFinder)

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Andrea L. Jepsen, Elizabeth R. Schiltz

A small number of students who have completed a semester in the Special Education Clinic may be asked to participate in the clinic practice for subsequent semesters by continuing client representation and providing assistance to new clinic students. The seminar portion of the course will focus on mentoring skills, client representation skills, and skills for training parents,  introduced in the initial semester of clinic, or additional teaching about special education law and practice, depending on the case load.  Variable 1-3 credits.  Satisfies requirements for experiential course. Prerequisite:  LAWS737, enrollment by permission only.

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