Enrique Schaerer is the John M. Olin Associate Fellow in Law at UCLA School of Law. He is a former criminal prosecutor and currently practices law in his hometown of Reno, Nevada, where he focuses on business and civil litigation, as well as criminal defense and investigations.
Valedictorian of his class at the University of Notre Dame, Schaerer received his B.A. in Political Science and B.B.A. in Finance, both summa cum laude. He received the Helen Kellog Prize for best thesis in comparative politics and the Herman Crown Award for best GPA in finance. Schaerer earned his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was a senior editor on the Yale Law Journal. During law school, Schaerer was awarded the Potter Stewart Prize for best brief and oral argument in moot court. Upon graduation, he clerked for the Honorable James V. Selna of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and then for the Honorable Carlos T. Bea of the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He later served as a litigation associate at O’Melveny & Myers LLP and Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, where he represented clients in federal and state court in business and commercial matters, class actions, contract disputes, criminal investigations, employment cases, and white-collar defense. In 2013, Schaerer also cofounded a legal-recruiting website.
Schaerer’s scholarship has appeared in the University of Cincinnati Law Review, NYU Journal of Legislation & Public Policy, and Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, as well as in Advanced Robotics.