Justin Sweet was born and raised in Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin, where he received a B.A., phi beta kappa, in literature in 1951 and an LL.B. in 1953. He was note editor for the Law Review and Order of the Coif. After serving on the staff of the attorney general of Wisconsin, he was in the Judge-Advocate General’s Corps and later practiced in Milwaukee. He joined the Berkeley Law faculty in 1958, where he taught Contracts, Construction Law, and Insurance until the early 1990s.
Sweet was a visiting professor at the University of Rome (as a Fulbright Lecturer), Hebrew University, University of Leuven in Belgium, Osgoode Hall in Canada, Tel-Aviv University, and the University of Fribourg. He is the author of two books: Legal Aspects of Architecture, Engineering and the Construction Process and Construction Industry Contracts.
B.A., University of Wisconsin (1951)
LL.B., University of Wisconsin (1953)