Deborah M. Schneider

Adjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

  • Biography

    Deborah Schneider is a business owner, and was a partner in two of Michigan’s premier law firms. She was vice president/chief legal officer for Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc., a publicly traded automobile race sanctioning body, and has worked with World Waterski Pros, as well as other sports bodies. Ms. Schneider has conducted seminars on various legal topics, and taught Sports and the Law at Wayne State University Law School for 10 years. She holds Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees in Human Biology and Economics from Stanford University and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Wayne State University.

  • Courses

    Sports Law
    (Formerly DCL 351) This course explores the legal structure of and problems surrounding amateur and professional sports leagues and associations. Included will be an examination of the role of the collective bargaining process, representation of the professional athlete, individual contracts and arbitration in professional sports, anti-trust law implications and common problem areas, including the particular place of tort and criminal law in professional and amateur sports.