About Laura Snyder
During the more than 20 years since I graduated from law school, I have had the opportunity to experience legal services from multiple perspectives: as a law firm associate, as in-house counsel, and as a consumer for myself and on behalf of family members. I have also had the opportunity to experience legal services on an international basis: in the US, the UK and France, as well as in a host of other countries in Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa. These experiences taught me both that the regulation and the delivery of legal services are universal concepts and that neither their limitations nor their potential are constrained by borders.
These experiences also taught me that there is a huge gap between, on the one hand, the legal services that individuals and organizations (desperately) need and, on the other hand, the legal services that lawyers actually provide. I realized that this is the case in nearly every country, and most especially the case in the United States. I wanted to understand why that was the case, and I wanted to understand how it could be fixed. This curiosity led me on a journey that has resulted in this website.
I was born and raised in the US. I hold a JD from the University of Illinois College of Law, a DEA in droit privé from the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne), and I completed the TRIUM Executive MBA program (an alliance of the London School of Economics, New York University Stern School of Business and HEC School of Management). I live in France.