Elizabeth Schneider

Rose L. Hoffer Professor of Law

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Areas of Expertise

Civil Procedure
Domestic Violence
Civil Rights
Women's Rights

B.A., Bryn Mawr College
M.Sc., The London School of Economics and Political Science
J.D., New York University School of Law

Buzzfeed: Former Students Say Stanford Tried To Buy Its Way Out Of Title IX Investigations


Professor Liz Schneider comments on Stanford University’s attempts to keep student sexual assault cases from garnering public attention: "It's very common to have a ‘confidentiality’ provision in the settlement, and that that would be a condition of the settlement."

Professor Elizabeth Schneider a Top-Cited Scholar in Feminist Legal Theory


Professor Elizabeth Schneider has been recognized as one of the most highly cited scholars in the field of feminist legal theory, according to Brian Leiter's Law School Reports, an influential legal blog.

Media Seeks Out Professor Elizabeth Schneider on Stop-and-Frisk Controversy

Experts and political candidates are still trying to sort out the implications of a federal appellate court ruling in the landmark stop-and-frisk case, Floyd v. New York, which asserted that stop-and-frisk tactics of the New York Police Department violated the constitutional rights of minorities. WNYC’s Amy Eddings interviewed Professor Elizabeth Schneider, a noted civil procedure authority, on “All Things Considered.” Eddings asked Professor Schneider to comment on journalist Jeffrey Toobin’s statement that the appellate judges were trying to embarrass Judge Scheindlin because she “is not a part of that 'boys' club' politics.

Professor Elizabeth Schneider Discusses Vito Lopez’s Resignation on NY1


Professor Elizabeth Schneider was a recent guest on the NY1 show, Road to City Hall, to discuss the resignation of New York State Assembly member Vito Lopez and the sexual harassment allegations against him.

Professor Elizabeth Schneider Discusses Flaws in "Stand Your Ground" Laws on MSNBC

Professor Elizabeth Schneider was a featured guest on MSNBC to discuss the “Stand Your Ground” law, which allows individuals in several states to use self-defense against an attacker without an obligation of retreat following the attack.

Professor Elizabeth Schneider Cited by the Supreme Court of Tennessee

Professor Elizabeth Schneider's article, “The Changing Shape of Federal Civil Pretrial Practice: The Disparate Impact on Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination Cases,” cited by Justice Cornelia A. Clark of the Tennessee Supreme Court in her dissenting opinion in Gossett v. Tractor Supply Co. The article was originally published in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review in 2010.

Professor Elizabeth Schneider Publishes New Book: Women and The Law Stories


Brooklyn Law School is pleased to announce the publication of Women and The Law Stories, co-edited by Elizabeth M. Schneider, Rose L. Hoffer Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School and Stephanie M. Wildman, Professor of Law, Santa Clara University.

Professor Elizabeth Schneider Comments on Swanson v. Citibank in BNA Law Week

In a recent decision, a majority of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit sided with the plaintiff in the case of Swanson v. Citibank, saying that the plaintiff’s complaint concerning a Fair Housing Act claim was sufficient and reversing the District Court judge who had dismissed the plaintiff’s case. The suit revisits issues of pleading standards in federal civil cases that arose from Ashcroft v. Iqbal and Bell Atl. Corp. v. Twombly, two Supreme Court decisions from 2007 and 2009. In its coverage of the Swanson case, BNA Law Week  spoke to Professor Elizabeth Schneider, an expert in civil procedure and civil rights. She called it “a fascinating decision which is emblematic of current judicial efforts to grapple with the unstable state of federal pleading standards in light of Twombly and Iqbal.”

Professor Elizabeth Schneider Quoted in National Law Journal


Professor Elizabeth Schneider was quoted in the National Law Journal on Monday concerning the Ashcroft v. Iqbal ruling, which has increased the amount of initial evidence a plaintiff needs to avoid having the case dismissed. Professor Schneider, who has written extensively on federal civil procedure, told the Law Journal that the Iqbal case forces judges to go "line by line" through pleadings, open the door to judicial bias.

Professor Elizabeth M. Schneider Honored by State Coalition Against Domestic Violence


The New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence has honored BLS Professor Elizabeth M. Schneider as one of 30 leaders who has made a difference in the lives of survivors of domestic violence since the coalition's inception in 1978. She received the award at the organization’s 30th anniversary conference, “A Mosaic of Movements: An Assembly of Human Rights,” on April 29th in Albany.

Three BLS Professors Ranked in Latest Leiter Report


Professors Margaret Berger, Aaron Twerski, and Elizabeth Schneider ranked in Brian Leiter’s recent survey of “Most Cited Law Professors by Specialty.” The survey, published on his Law School Rankings Web site, a highly respected and comprehensive ranking of law school performance, counted citations in law review articles from 2000 to 2007 that reference scholars in 18 different fields. In each category, 10 or 20 professors are ranked.