Schutz focuses on pedagogy, research as College’s new associate dean for faculty

Professor Anthony Schutz portrait

Dean Richard Moberly appointed Professor Anthony Schutz as the College of Law’s associate dean for faculty effective June 1. In this role, Schutz’s responsibilities include mentoring Nebraska Law’s untenured faculty, focusing on helping the College faculty incorporate technology and remote teaching techniques into their pedagogy where appropriate and working to increase the amount and quality of the Law College’s scholarship and research. 

In his first months in this new role, Schutz played an integral role in moving Nebraska Law classrooms online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the reduced capacity of the building resulting from distancing guidelines. 

“The work that Anthony did this summer to support our faculty in moving courses online was incredible,” said Moberly. “Because of that work, our transition to hybrid classrooms and entirely virtual, remote classrooms was more seamless than it would have been otherwise.

“In addition to assisting faculty with course management systems, Anthony also worked diligently with fellow first-year faculty and assistant Assistant Dean Marc Pearce to move the bulk of our 1L Orientation online with great success. His leadership allowed the College to be inclusive of faculty and students with varying needs. Anthony lived our mission this summer, and I am so grateful.”

Schutz has a 20-year history with the College of Law, beginning with his time as an extraordinarily successful student and continuing through his work first as an adjunct faculty member while he clerked for the Honorable Arlen C. Beam on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and then as a full-time professor over the past 14 years. 

The product of a farm family in Elwood, Nebraska, Schutz’s research interests include the often-intertwined subjects of agricultural law, environmental and natural resources law and state and local government. He has served as the chair of the AALS Section on Agricultural Law, is active in the American Agricultural Law Association and is a frequent lecturer on agricultural and water law issues. He consults frequently with members of the Nebraska Unicameral on these issues as well as state constitutional issues. Schutz is a co-author of the well-regarded treatise, The Nebraska State Constitution: A Reference Guide, and articles appearing in, among other places, the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law, the Notre Dame Journal of Legislation, the Texas A&M Law Review, the Fordham Environmental Law Review and the Nebraska Law Review.

Also in this issue:

  • Honoring the life and career of Professor Martin Gardner
  • Marshfield joins law faculty
  • Mulugheta, ’10, builds career representing athletes by building trust
  • Plus, a message from Dean Moberly, Faculty Updates, Around the College, Alumni Stories

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