Mizzou Law Announces New Faculty Hire for Winter 2023

Officials at the University of Missouri School of Law are thrilled to announce the exciting new hire of Ryan Snyder to join the nationally renowned faculty scholars and teachers at Mizzou Law. Professor Snyder has joined the faculty at Mizzou Law this winter.

“We are thrilled to welcome Professor Snyder to our faculty,” said Paul Litton, interim dean and R.B. Price Professor of Law at the University of Missouri School of Law. “He brings a wealth of fascinating and high-level legal experience, having worked at the United States Supreme Court, a multinational law firm, and the Department of Justice. In addition to being an excellent scholar, Professor Snyder is so excited to work with and mentor students.”

Professor Snyder will hold the position of associate professor of law at Mizzou Law. Snyder arrives at Mizzou from Stanford University, where he served as a fellow in the Stanford Constitutional Law Center. His scholarship focuses on administrative law and statutory interpretation.

Professor Snyder’s most recent article, Trading Nonenforcement, is forthcoming in the Georgia State University Law Review. The article examines how federal agencies use nonenforcement as a bargaining chip—promising not to enforce a legal requirement in exchange for a regulated party’s promise to do something that the law doesn’t require.

Before joining Mizzou Law, Professor Snyder served as a law clerk to Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. on the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Raymond M. Kethledge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He also practiced law as a Bristow Fellow in the U.S. Solicitor General’s Office and as an associate at Jones Day, where he focused on administrative law and appellate litigation. Professor Snyder graduated summa cum laude from Notre Dame Law School, where he received the Hoynes Prize for graduating first in his class.