Ronna Greff Schneider

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Ronna Greff Schneider

Professor of Law, College of Law

Areas of Interest: Constitutional Law, Education Law, Torts


Professor Schneider is an expert in constitutional law, with a focus on the First Amendment, and education law.  She is a frequent speaker and commentator on issues involving constitutional law, education law, and educational policy and is the author of the two volume legal treatise, Education Law: First Amendment, Due Process and Discrimination Litigation (Thomson Reuters), and its annual supplements (available in print and online in Westlaw).  Professor Schneider is also the co-editor of Education Law Stories (Foundation Press).  She has published law review articles and a book chapter on topics that include sexual harassment, hate speech, and religion and schools.

Professor Schneider is an elected member of the American Law Institute.  She is also an affiliated faculty member of University of Cincinnati’s Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Professor Schneider has been actively involved in the Association of American Law Schools Section on Law and Education, having served as its Chairperson and as a member of its Executive Committee.


BA, University of Michigan
JD, Boston College

Courses Taught

  • Constitutional Law II
  • Education Law
  • First Amendment
  • Torts



Articles, Essays, and Book Reviews


  • Making Sense Out of Chaos—How Will the New Court's Establishment Clause Jurisprudence Evolve?, West Legal Publishing (May 2006)
  • Reflections on Direction: Confusing Lessons on Religion for Public Schools and Lower Courts, Boston College Law School (April 28, 2006)
  • Equal Educational Opportunities in a Diverse Society in the Post-Brown World, West Legal Publishing (December 2005)
  • Legal Issues Surrounding the Teaching of Intelligent Design, Cincinnati, Ohio (November 2005)
  • U.S. Constitutional Law Update: Religion, Speech and Affirmative Action, Ohio Judicial College, Cleveland, Ohio (November 2004)
  • Constitutional Law, Lawyers' Club of Cincinnati (November 2004)
  • American First Amendment Law, Sister Cities program from Kharkiv, Ukraine (October 2004)
  • U.S. Constitutional Law Update: Religion, Speech and Affirmative Action, Ohio Judicial College, Columbus, Ohio (October 2004)
  • The Courts and Religion: Clarity or Confusion, Ohio Courts of Appeals Judges Association, Cincinnati, Ohio (June 2002)
  • The Courts and Religion: Clarity or Confusion<, Ohio Judicial College, Columbus, Ohio (April 2002)
  • Principles for Principals: Religion in Public Schools, Ohio Principals Center and the American Jewish Committee (September 2000)
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  • Does the Establishment Clause Preclude the Free Exercise of Religion?, Ohio Valley Association of School Administrators and the American Jewish Committee, Cincinnati, Ohio (March 1999)
  • Focus on the First Amendment, Lawyers' Club of Cincinnati (February 1996)