2L Schneider Selected for Leading Edge Class of 2015

December 3, 2014

Texas A&M School of Law student Michael Schneider2L Michael G. Schneider

Texas A&M University School of Law 2L Michael G. Schneider was recently selected to be part of the Fort Worth Leading Edge Class of 2015.

Leading Edge is a part of Leadership Fort Worth geared toward emerging leaders in their mid-20s to mid-30s. This elite group meets to strengthen leadership practices, create connections with community leaders and become more involved in volunteerism and board service.

Director of Marketing & External Affairs Casey Dyer Oliver said, “As an alumna of both the Leading Edge and Leadership Fort Worth classes myself, this is just another example of the well-rounded, outstanding work our students do – inside and outside of the classroom.”

According to the Leading Edge website, individuals enrolled will:

  • identify leadership practices shared by community leaders and create a plan of action to strengthen those practices
  • discover how to build strong, successful collaborations
  • understand how to advocate for causes they support
  • learn how to be an effective nonprofit board member
  • connect with community leaders through class discussions and small-group roundtables

“I applied to the Leading Edge Program to further immerse myself in the community of Fort Worth,” Schneider said. “I view the Leading Edge Program as a way to gain a sense of ownership in the community moving forward. I also see it as a great opportunity to build my leadership skills and gain an understanding of the challenges Fort Worth faces and learn ways I can help better the community.”

Schneider, a former deputy sheriff, is a teaching assistant and member of Law Review at the law school. He moved to Fort Worth in March 2013, and he and his wife enjoy the diverse culture and opportunities the city has to offer.

“I’m excited to meet other young leaders of Fort Worth that are outside of my direct connections I’ve made in the legal community,” he said. “I also feel very fortunate to get involved with and learn more about local nonprofit organizations in Fort Worth.”