Mortimer D. Schwartz, 1922 – 2016

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

  • Editor, Law Library Journal, 1955–56
  • Chair, Publicity Committee, 1957–58
  • Founding President, Southwestern Association of Law Libraries, 1958–59
  • Chair, Cataloging and Classification Committee, 1958–60
  • Chair, Committee on Constitution and Bylaws, 1962–64
  • Program Chair, 57th AALL Annual Meeting, 1963–64
  • Headquarters Fund Campaign, 1965–66
  • Director, 1966 California Institute on Computer Science for Law Librarians, 1965–66
  • AALL Executive Board, 1966–69
  • Chair, Special Committee on Procedures in Law Libraries, 1967–69
  • Founding President, Western Pacific Chapter of AAAL, 1968–69
  • Member, Financial Development and Growth Committee, 1969
  • Vice-Chair, Legislation and Legal Developments Committee, 1973–74
  • Chair, Joseph Andrews Bibliographical Award Committee, 1978–80
  • Master of Ceremonies, Closing Banquet at 76th AALL Annual Meeting, 1983

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Berkeley Institute Literature Award, 1978
  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 1995
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee: 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “Audio-Visual Developments,” Journal of Legal Education 5 (1952): 88–95.
  • “Legal Orientation: The Book and the Course,” Montana Law Review 14 (1953): 76–86.
  • “Legal Method at Montana,” Journal of Legal Education 6 (1953): 102–07.
  • “Dividing and Conquering the Card Catalog at Oklahoma,” Law Library Journal 50 (1957): 129–35.
  • “Legal Research in Oklahoma,” Oklahoma Law Review 10 (1957): 428–31.
  • Editor, Joseph Story: A Collection of Writings by and about an Eminent American Jurist. New York: Oceana Publications, 1959 (with John C. Hogan).
  • “How to Utilize the Talents of Retired Lawyers,” American Bar Association Journal 49 (1963): 266–69.
  • “The Manly Art of Observation and Deduction,” Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology, and Police Science 55 (1964): 157–64 (with John C. Hogan).
  • “Report on the California Institute on Computer Science for Law Librarians,” International Association of Law Libraries Bulletin 20 (November 1967): 11–17.
  • “Building Planning for a New Law School Library,” Law Library Journal 61 1968): 73–87.
  • “Retrospective Application of Class KF at UC Davis,” Law Library Journal 61 (1968): 248–54.
  • Anglo-American Law Collections: University of California Law Libraries, Berkeley and Davis with Library of Congress Class K Added. South Hackensack, N.J.: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1970 (with Dan F. Henke).
  • “Paraprofessionals and Law Librarianship: A Preliminary Perspective,” Law Library Journal 66 (1973): 3–11.
  • “Clara Shortridge Foltz: Pioneer in the Law,” Hastings Law Review 27 (1976): 545–64 (with Susan L. Brandt & Patience Milrod).
  • Environmental Law: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1977.
  • “The False Air of Scholarship,” Whittier Law Review 4 (1982): 191–215 (with John C. Hogan).
  • “On Bacon’s ‘Rules and Maximes’ of the Common Law,” Law Library Journal 76 (1983): 48–77 (with John C. Hogan).
  • Problems in Legal Ethics, St. Paul: West Publishing Company, 1983 (with Richard C. Wydick) (multiple editions).
  • “Copyright Law and the Academic Community: Issues Affecting Teachers, Researchers, Student and Libraries,” University of California Davis Law Review 17 (1984): 1147–78 (with John Hogan).
  • “A Translation of Bacon’s Maxims of the Common Law,” Law Library Journal 77 (1984–85): 707–18 (with John C. Hogan).
  • “The Fourth Amendment and the Public Schools,” Whittier Law Review 7 (1985): 527–49 (with John C. Hogan).
  • Recommended Publications for Legal Research. Littleton, Colo.: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1985– (with Oscar Miller).
  • Children’s Rights and the Law. Lexington, Mass.: Lexington Books, 1987 (with Samuel M. Davis).

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • “A Tribute to Mort Schwartz,” SWALL Bulletin 23 (September 1991): 40.
  • Mortimer D. Schwartz, Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Patrick E. Kehoe, June 30, 2013, videorecording. Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.
  • Patrick E. Kehoe and Judy C. Janes, “Memorial: Mortimer D. Schwartz (1922–2016),” Law Library Journal 109 (2017): 175–77.

Professional Positions

  • Librarian, Columbia University Law Library, 1952
  • Librarian, Montana University Law School Library, 1953–1954
  • University of Oklahoma School of Law, 1954–1965
  • Director,, University of California, Davis, 1965–1991
  • Distinguished Librarian, Visiting Librarianship Program, University of Houston Law Center Library, 1991

Education

  • J.D., Boston University, 1949
  • LL.M., Boston University, 1950
  • M.S. Columbia University, 1951

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside law librarianship)

  • Advisory Committee to the Library of Congress on Anglo-American Law Classification, 1962
  • Coordinator, Brief and Research Bank for the Oklahoma State Bar Association