J.D. 1981, Harvard Law School
A.B. 1976, Harvard College
Stephen J. Schnably, Professor of Law, received an A.B. cum laude from Harvard College in 1976 and a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1981, where he served as notes editor of the Law Review.
Following graduation, Professor Schnably served as law clerk to Judge Leonard I. Garth of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and studied at University College, Oxford, on a Knox Fellowship.
Prior to joining the University of Miami School of Law faculty in 1988, he was an attorney with the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr), engaged primarily in litigation practice and in international arbitration.
Professor Schnably was a cooperating attorney with the ACLU in Pottinger v. City of Miami. The Pottinger consent decree, approved by the federal district court in 1998, modified in 2014, and terminated in 2019, has been hailed as “the gold standard” in civil rights litigation to protect the constitutional rights of homeless persons. Professor Schnably worked with current Miami Law students to monitor compliance with the decree while it was in force.
Professor Schnably served as associate dean from 2000-2005.