Allen C. Snyder

Professor of Law

  • JD, 1974, Northwestern University
  • BA, 1968, Washington and Jefferson College

Areas of Expertise

Professor Snyder teaches in USD’s legal clinics, in the areas of negotiations, interviewing and counseling, trial practice, and live-client clinics. He co-teaches classes in law and medicine as well as law and mental disorder.

Professional Experience

Snyder practiced commercial law with a private law firm and poverty law with the San Diego Legal Aid Society. He joined the USD School of Law faculty in 1978.

Honors and Affiliations

Snyder worked extensively with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and the San Diego Mediation Center.

Key Works

Snyder's publications include A Practical Guide to California Evidence (with Bocchino, and Sonenshein) (National Institute for Trial Publishing, 1997); and Mental Disorder in the Criminal Process (with Morris) (Greenwood Press, 1993).

Summer 2017 Classes

Fall 2017 Classes

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Contact Information

Warren Hall 308-A
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
(P) (619) 260-4600 ext. 4380


Arlene Penticoff
(619) 260-6843

Open Office Hours

Day of Week Time
Thu 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Thu 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tue 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Tue 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.