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Stephen Snyder (B.S. 1969)


After graduation, I attended Harvard Law School. I’m now an attorney at Snyder & Brandt, P.A.

I’m married with two sons and two grandsons. I have practiced law for 40+ years as a trial lawyer. My physics degree has given me an advantage over opponents in working with statistical, economics, and other technical experts. I remember that tuition at that time was a flat rate for each quarter regardless of credits, so I would regularly take an extra course each quarter and graduated with well over the required credits. At that time there were no required non-technical courses so I skipped the basic non-technical courses and filled my schedule with diverse courses like Asian History, Composition, Public Speaking, Accounting, English History, World Political History, etc. and had a great pre-law preparation.