Steven Snell

Adjunct Professor of Law

After completing studies in Classics at Johns Hopkins University, Steven L. Snell received the degree of Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law and the degrees of Master of Laws and Doctor of Juridical Science from New York University School of Law A member of the bars of the state of New York and the District of Columbia, he has practiced and published in the fields of maritime law, antitrust, and international commercial arbitration and litigation. In recent years, he has served as vice-chair and co-chair of the International Transportation Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law, and he is an active member of both the Maritime Law Association of the United States and the Selden Society (devoted to the study of the history of the common law). A frequent speaker and moderator at international-law conferences and the author of two books on maritime jurisdiction, Dr. Snell has taught courses in law and political science at Georgetown University, George Washington University, and Johns Hopkins University – and he currently teaches admiralty at American University’s Washington College of Law.



Areas of Specialization

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Antitrust and Economic Regulation
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Constitutional Law
  • International Commercial Arbitation

Degrees & Universities

  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
  • J.D., Northwestern University Law School
  • LL.M., New York University School of Law
  • J.S.D., New York University School of Law
  • B.A., Johns Hopkins University

  • Selected Publications

    • Steven L. Snell, Courts of Admiralty and the Common Law: Origins of the American Experiment in Concurrent Jurisdiction (Carolina Acad. Press 2007).
    • Steven L. Snell (co-author), International Transportation Law, 40 Intl. L. 405 (2006).
    • John Elihu Hall, The Practice and Jurisdiction of the Court of Admiralty (1st ed. 1809, Steven L. Snell trans. & ed., Scholars’ Facsimiles & Reprints 2004).
    • Steven L. Snell, Controlling Restrictive Business Practices in Global Markets: Reflections on the Concepts of Sovereignty, Fairness, and Comity, 33 Stan. J. Intl. L. 215 (1997).
    • Steven L. Snell, Development of Competition Policy in the People’s Republic of China, 28 N.Y.U. J. Intl. L. & Pol. 575 (1996).

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