Kenneth Schneyer

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I have my feet in two different worlds: On the one hand I’m teaching business law-related courses, including law for accountants and cyberlaw. On the other I’m teaching science fiction and literature.”


Kenneth Schneyer is a Nebula-nominated author of science fiction and fantasy stories, an attorney, a project manager, an actor/director, and a scholar of both employment discrminiation and the constitutive rhetoric of legal texts. His second short-story collection, "Anthems Outside Time and Other Strange Voices," is due for release in 2020. Schneyer attended the Clarion Writers Workshop in 2009 where his teachers included Holly Black, Robert Crais and Kim Stanley Robinson.

Schneyer served as clerk for Judge William R. Beasley of the Michigan Court of Appeals and practiced both transactional law and litigation with the Boston corporate law firm of Bingham, Dana & Gould.

While at Johnson & Wales, he served as practicum director and assistant dean of the School of Technology (now the College of Engineering & Design), as chair of the Cultural Life Series in the College of Arts & Sciences, and on both the Faculty Council and the University Curriculum Committee.

Schneyer is interested in astronomy, feminist theory, formal logic, presidential history, bicycling, weight training and practically everything else. Born in Detroit, he now lives in th East Bay of Rhode Island with one singer, one actor and two things with fangs.

Select Courses

  • LAW 2001: Legal Environment Business I
  • LAW 3002: Legal Environment Business II
  • LIT 3001: Studies In Drama Course
  • LAW 3010: Business Law for Accountants
  • LIT 4010: Science Fiction 
  • ILS2440: Logic, Reasoning & Nonsense: How to Tell the Difference
  • ILS4125: Honors Seminar: Shakespeare: Studies in the Politics of Performance
  • PSCI2150: American Constitutional Law

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association, 1987–present
  • Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 1991–present (Book Review Editor, American Business Law Journal, 1998-2000)
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, 2010–present
  • North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association, 1992–present
  • Cambridge Science Fiction Workshop, 2010–present