Dick Schneider

Dick Schneider

Associate Dean for International Affairs
Professor of Law

Dick Schneider's academic and professional activities are multifaceted and national and international in scope. Besides his environmental and international business law courses, he also teaches a course called Law, Literature, and Culture. He directs the Vienna Summer Program of the Law School and works in that capacity closely with faculty at the University of Vienna. Dick has followed Russia closely throughout his career, and he is currently at work on a paper about Leo Tolstoy and natural law. He also currently works and advises on a number of environmental matters in his capacity as Legal Chair of the North Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club. The North Carolina Chapter recently won a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. He has served on the Environmental Committee of the North Carolina State Bar Association and was a board member of the ABA Central and East European Law Initiative. After law school, Dick went to work for Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York and Brussels, where he did a wide range of international transactions.Read more »


  • JD, New York University School of Law, 1983
  • MA, Yale University, 1979
  • BA, University of Colorado, 1976



  • John Hazard in Moscow: 1934-1937, International Practitioner's Notebook (1996).
  • Geneva Conventions, Protocol II: The Confrontation of Sovereignty and International Law, 9 ASIL Insight 1-4 (1995).
  • Privatization in One Country: Foreign Investment and the Russian Privatization Dynamic, 17 Hastings International and Comparative Law Review 697-740 (1994).
  • Property and Small-Scale Privatization in Russia, 24 St. Mary's Law Journal 507-538 (1993).
Dick Schneider
Contact Information

Worrell 3310
  • Environmental Law & Justice
  • International Law
  • International Trade
  • Land Use Law
  • Law & Literature
  • Property