Tucson Festival of Books

Joanna Schwartz



Katherine Shapiro

Joanna Schwartz is a professor of law at University of California, Los Angeles where she teaches civil procedure and courses on police accountability and public interest lawyering. Her writing, commentary and research about police misconduct, qualified immunity, indemnification, and local government budgeting have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Christian Science Monitor, ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, CNN, NPR and elsewhere. Her research has been quoted and cited by United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and more than two dozen state supreme courts, federal circuit courts and federal district courts. "Shielded: How the Police Became Untouchable" is Schwartz's latest book.

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Scheduled events:
Hot Off The Press!
Book launch party exclusively for Sponsors and Friends of the Festival!

Student Union South Ballroom (Seats 200, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Panelists: Cara Black, Laura Cathcart Robbins, Alexis Daria, Sean Doolittle, J. A. Jance, Alex Prud'homme, Alan K. Rode, Will Schwalbe, Joanna Schwartz, Ari Tison
Busted: Police and Racial Inequality
Police involvement in the death of innocent people — frequently people of color — gained national attention with the murder of George Floyd. In this session, our authors answer the questions of how we move forward and how to make law enforcement more accountable.

Integrated Learning Center Room 120 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Steve Phillips, Joanna Schwartz, Ali Winston
Moderator: Samuel Brown
Inside Police Culture
Years of court decisions have made it harder and harder to hold police accountable for abuses of power that frequently target minority populations. In this session, a law professor and two investigators who dug deep into the Oakland Police Department will share their thoughts on how we got here ... and how we might do better.

UA BookStore (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Lower Level (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Joanna Schwartz, Ali Winston
Moderator: Steve Weiss

Book:
Shielded
How the Police Became Untouchable
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Penguin
February 2023
ISBN 9780593299364
320 pages