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Elizabeth Schiltz

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

Spring 2022 Courses

Spring 2022 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
LAWS 642 - 01 Business Basics for Lawyers:F3 See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

29701 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Elizabeth R. Schiltz, Jerome M. Organ, Wulf A. Kaal

Lawyers need a basic familiarity with various business structures and organizations, funding mechanisms, and financial structures. Whether working with or for law firms, government agencies, non-profit organizations, or corporations, lawyers will encounter financial statements, structural and organizational questions, and questions of strategy. This course provides an introduction to practical and aspirational insights about business, and it also familiarizes students with key financial and business aspects of modern organizations. Prerequisites: LAWS 640 and LAWS 641

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MSL 4461030-115521 Jan '22
MSL 4461030-115511 Feb '22
MSL 4461030-115501 Apr '22
MSL 4461030-115508 Apr '22
LAWS 642 - 02 Business Basics for Lawyers:F3 See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

29702 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Elizabeth R. Schiltz, Jerome M. Organ, Wulf A. Kaal

Lawyers need a basic familiarity with various business structures and organizations, funding mechanisms, and financial structures. Whether working with or for law firms, government agencies, non-profit organizations, or corporations, lawyers will encounter financial statements, structural and organizational questions, and questions of strategy. This course provides an introduction to practical and aspirational insights about business, and it also familiarizes students with key financial and business aspects of modern organizations. Prerequisites: LAWS 640 and LAWS 641

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MSL 4460855-102021 Jan '22
MSL 4460855-102011 Feb '22
MSL 4460855-102001 Apr '22
MSL 4460855-102008 Apr '22
LAWS 737 - 01 Special Education Clinic - T - R - - - 1030 - 1155 MOH 144

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Time of Day:

1030 - 1155

Location:

MOH 144

Course Registration Number:

29713 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Andrea L. Jepsen, Elizabeth R. Schiltz

The Special Education Clinic will serve elementary and secondary students who have been identified as qualifying for special education services.  The students in the clinic will collaborate with various community partners to reach students and parents in communities that have historically been underserved in both special education and legal services. During this course, students will work with parents/students to provide legal training and ongoing support in the special education system so that the parents/students can become strong self-advocates. The course will cover training, analysis of individualized education plans, and, as appropriate, counseling on individual cases or group or class complaints. Prerequisite: Admission is by application.

Schedule Details

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LAWS 852 - 01 Sales M - W - - - - 1505 - 1630 MSL 334

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Time of Day:

1505 - 1630

Location:

MSL 334

Course Registration Number:

29590 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Elizabeth R. Schiltz

This course will cover the law governing contracts for the sale of goods under Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code. Topics will include contract formation, including the statute of frauds and the parole evidence rule; express and implied warranties; the mechanics of performance, including transfer of title and tender; and remedies for breach of contract.

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

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Course Registration Number:

29682 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

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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Summer 2022 Courses

Summer 2022 Courses
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Fall 2022 Courses

Fall 2022 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
LAWS 950 - 23 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

43766 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

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.

Schedule Details

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