Don R. Schneider, M.S., J.D.

Instructor, Recruiting Coordinatorschneider

Recipient of the CETF Educator of Practice Award

3315-F Patrick F. Taylor Hall

Phone: (225) 578-0941 

Educational Background

Master of Civil Engineering & Master of Public Works Administration, University of Pittsburgh
Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University
Juris Doctorate in Law, Louisiana State University

Employment History

2007 – Present: Instructor (full-time since August, 2007) at Louisiana State University in the Construction Management Department, College of Engineering, teaching Construction Law, Construction Enterprise (capstone course), and Construction Administration. Student Recruitment Coordinator.
1991 – Present: Attorney, of counsel to Roedel, Parsons, Koch, Blache, Balhoff & McCollister, Baton Rouge, LA. Clients include engineers, architects, real estate developers, construction entities, and individuals with construction problems. Worked on subdivision developments, golf course communities, and light commercial buildings regarding contract formations, interpretations, and enforcement, and re negotiated settlements in contested matters, and regarding planning options for companies and owners.
1988 – 1991: Attorney, sole practitioner, Baton Rouge, LA. Practice in same areas as present practice.
1983 – 1988: Attorney, co-managing partner in Rubin, Curry, Colvin & Joseph (now McGlinchey Stafford), Baton Rouge, LA. Practice in same areas as present practice.
1983 – 1992: Adjunct assistant professor in the Construction Management Department at Louisiana State University, teaching construction administration and law.
1982 – 1983: Attorney with Wesley W. Steen, Baton Rouge, LA. Practice in same areas as present practice.
1979 – 1982: Law student at Louisiana State University. Supervised major engineering project in Baton Rouge, LA during first year and a half of law school.
1969 – 1980: Registered professional civil engineer practicing in the area of design and construction supervision of major road, canal, and environmental projects; supervision of horizontal and vertical control survey program for East Baton Rouge Parish government

Research Projects

“How to Use Employee Fringe Benefits in Estate Planning” published in Prentice Hall’s Successful Estate Planning Ideas, 1988.
Manual on how to design and build sanitary landfills, 1972.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Introduction to Construction Management
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Enterprise
  • Construction Administration


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