B.A., Williams College
J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School
Sustainability and Business Law, Business Organizations, Contracts, Art Law
Professor Sneirson is an Associate Professor teaching contracts, business organizations, an intellectual property survey, and a green business seminar. He is a graduate of Williams College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Following a judicial clerkship in federal district court in New Jersey, he practiced at the New York law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher. He began his teaching career in 2000 and has held appointments at Willamette University, the University of Oregon, the University of Florida, and Hofstra University. Professor Sneirson’s scholarship focuses on corporate law fiduciary duties, particularly as they relate to sustainability, and has appeared in the Iowa Law Review, the Wisconsin Law Review, and the peer-reviewed Corporate Practice Commentator. Outside the classroom, his interests include jazz, opera, zymurgy, and cooking; he has also crossed the United States by bicycle.
- Sustainability & Business Law (Carolina Academic Press 2017) (with Nancy Shurtz)
- Shareholder Primacy and Corporate Compliance, 26 Fordham Environmental Law Rev. 456 (2015). SSRN
- Chevron, Greenwashing and the Myth of “Green Oil Companies,” 2 Washington & Lee Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment 133 (2012). (with Miriam Cherry) SSRN
- The Sustainable Corporation and Shareholder Profits, 46 Wake Forest Law Review 541 (2011). SSRN
- Beyond Profit: Rethinking Corporate Social Responsibility After the BP Oil Disaster, 85 Tulane Law Review 983 (2011). (with Miriam Cherry) SSRN
- Race to the Left: A Legislator’s Guide to Greening a Corporate Code, 88 Oregon Law Review 491 (2009).
- Green Is Good: Sustainability, Profitability, and a New Paradigm for Corporate Governance, 94 Iowa Law Review 987 (2009). SSRN
- Soft Paternalism for Close Corporations: Helping Shareholders Help Themselves, 2008 Wisconsin Law Review 899, reprinted in 51 Corporate Practice Commentator 393 (2009). (peer reviewed) SSRN
- Doing Well by Doing Good: Leveraging Due Care for Better, More Socially Responsible Corporate Decisionmaking, 3 Corporate Governance Law Review 438 (2007). (peer reviewed) SSRN
- Merger Agreements, Termination Fees, and the Contract-Corporate Tension, 2002 Columbia Business Law Review 574. SSRN