Steven Schneebaum Named Chair of ABA’s Death Penalty Representation Project
July 2, 2012
Steven M. Schneebaum, partner in the Washington, DC office of Fox Rothschild LLP, was recently appointed Chair of the American Bar Association’s Death Penalty Representation Project for the 2012-2013 term.
Founded more than 25 years ago, the Project works to provide competent and effective legal counsel to unrepresented prisoners on death rows throughout the country.
A staunch advocate for international human rights, Steven regularly writes and speaks on the topic at universities throughout the country.
In his legal practice, Steven represents clients in civil litigation before federal and state trial and appellate courts and administrative bodies in the United States. He has argued before 10 of the 13 Circuit Courts of Appeals, and before the highest courts of five states. Steven has extensive experience in international dispute resolution, including arbitrations and other alternative means, and has represented sovereigns and parties opposing sovereigns. In the trade field, he has worked on foreign market development, trade policy, and before World Trade Organization, as well as in the more “traditional” areas such as antidumping, countervailing duties, and Sections 201 and 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. He also has substantial knowledge of European Union law, as well as public international and comparative law.
Steven has been an adjunct professor of international law at the School of Advanced International Studies, The John Hopkins University since 1990. He is a member of the American Bar Association, American Society of International Law, The British-American Project, Yale Club of Washington and the American Branch of the International Law Association. He serves on the legal advisory council for The Center for Justice and Accountability, and he is on the boards of directors of The Council for Court Excellence, Beacon House Community Ministry, Inc. and the International Law Students Association.
He earned his M.C.L. from the George Washington University Law School in 1978, his B.A., in Law (Jurisprudence) from The University of Oxford with First-Class Honors in 1976, his M.A. in Philosophy from Oberlin College in 1970, and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale University in 1969.