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.