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Scott D. Schneider

Partner, New Orleans
New Orleans
t: 504.312.4429
f: 504.529.3850
t: 713.292.0150
f: 713.292.0151


Scott Schneider heads the firm’s Higher Education Practice Group and is a nationally recognized professional on higher 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.

Prior to working at Tulane, Scott practiced law in the New Orleans office of Fisher Phillips from 1998 to 2009. During this time, he defended companies of various sizes in cases involving allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination, defamation, breach of employment contract, and other employment torts.

He is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for preeminent skill and ethics and has been selected for Best Lawyers in America. He has also been selected twice by New Orleans CityBusiness as a Leader in Law.


Reported Cases

  • Dorsey Trailers v. NLRB, 233 F.3d 831
  • Tran v. Petroleum Helicopters, 771 So.2d 673

Honors & Leadership

Professional Activities

  • Magna Publications Leadership in Higher Education Conference, Conference Advisory Board
  • NACUA Journal of College & University Law, Editorial Board Member
  • NACUA Annual Conference, Committee Member
  • NACUA Committee on Continuing Education, Committee Member
  • Louisiana Legislature Sex Assault Task Force Appointed by Governor Bobby Jindal to Represent First Congressional District on Louisiana Board of Ethics

Community Activities

  • Lake Terrace Neighborhood Association, President
  • Loyola University Institute of Politics, Fellow
  • Louisiana CASA, Board Member
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training Program, San Diego and San Francisco Marathons
  • UNO Metropolitan College Stand-Up Comedy Seminar, Graduate



Seminars & Speaking Engagements


  • American Conference Institute’s Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Forum on Higher Education Law, Chicago, Illinois, Student Athletes as Employees?  Dissecting the NLRB Ruling Regarding Northwestern University’s Scholarship Football Players and Proactively Preparing for New Athletic Program Policies
  • International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Regional Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, Title IX and Sexual Assault
  • National College and University Attorneys Annual Conference, San Francisco, California, Penn State, the Freeh Report, and NCAA Executive Authority: What Does It Mean?
  • National College and University Attorneys Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Update on Compliance with Title IX in Intercollegiate Athletics
  • National College and University Attorneys Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., Title IX and Athletics
  • Safety Summit, New Orleans, Louisiana, Recognize and Report Concerning Behaviors, Strategies for Dealing with Campus Threats and Violence


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