Scott D. Schneider is a partner with the national law firm of Fisher & Phillips LLP and heads the firm’s Higher Education Practice Group and is a nationally recognized professional on education legal issues and institutional response to sex assault. He has litigated on behalf of education institutions around the country. He also provides expert witness testimony on matters dealing with institutional response to allegations of sexual misconduct and designs and delivers training programs on a host of education issues, including Title IX compliance obligations; legal issues in faculty hiring, promotion, and tenure revocation; and managing risk in student affairs.
Scott is also an award-winning professor at Tulane University where he teaches courses in both the law and business schools on, among other things, higher education law and labor and employment law. Scott’s experience with education law issues is informed by a real world understanding of how colleges and universities operate as he spent six years working in the Office of General Counsel for Tulane University.
Scott is a frequently requested and nationally recognized consultant, presenter, and trainer who speaks on a bevy of issues related to education law. He has been featured in various national media outlets, including National Public Radio, CBS News, the Wall Street Journal, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He has also provided training or delivered presentations for the National Association of College and University Attorneys, the National Association of Independent Schools, the Association of Student Conduct Administrators’ Gehring Institute, the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement, Educause, and various associations of independent schools. In addition, Scott has been retained by the National Center for Campus Public Safety to serve as a faculty member for its Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication training program for campus officials.