Astrid Schmidt-King J.D., LL.M., M.A.

Teaching Assistant Professor - Management and Organizations

Headshot of Dr. Astrid Schmidt-KingDr. Astrid Schmidt-King, who joined Loyola in 2015, currently serves as an Executive in Residence in Management and International Business and teaches various courses including the Global Environment of Business, International Business (IB) Law, The Legal Environment of Business, Commercial Law, and Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility.  She is the Director of the IB program and the Academic Director of the Sellinger Scholars Program. Astrid chaired the Building a Better World Through Business initiative from 2016-2021, and she currently serves on the Pre-Law Advisory Board (2021-present).  In 2020, she was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, in 2017 she was awarded the Sellinger STAR Award for Service and, in 2016 she was awarded Loyola’s Educator for Life Award.

Dr. Schmidt-King earned her MA from Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany (International Relations and Global Politics, 2017), LL.M. from American University Washington College of Law (Law and Government, 2006), Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law (2002), and BA from New York University (International Relations, 1999). In her MA thesis, she examined globalization's socioeconomic impact on developed democracies and the rise of right-wing populism. She authored a chapter, "Foreign Law and Policy" in Law and Public Policy, participated in a Fulbright International Education Administrators Seminar (Germany) and the American Council on Germany's immigration delegation in Berlin, was named a Presidential Fellow by the Association of International Education Administrators, completed the Emerging and Developing Global Executive Bowe fellowship by the World Trade Center Institute, is currently part of the Global Diplomacy Lab, and, in 2021-2022, she was invited to be a participant of Johns Hopkins’ American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) project on “Social Divisions and Questions of Identity in Germany and the United States.”  Prior academia, Dr. Schmidt-King practiced in the fields of immigration law, business compliance, and health care policy.


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Academic Degrees

M.A. International Relations and Global Politics, Freie University, Berlin, Germany (2017)
LL.M. Law & Government, Washington College of Law at American University, Washington, DC (2006)
J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law, MD (2002)
B.A. in International Relations, New York University, NY (1999)

Awards and Honors

  • Recipient of the STAR Award for Service awarded to one faculty member whose work enhances the quality, visibility and reputation of the institution (2017)  
  • Recipient, Educator for Life Award chosen by Loyola students and presented to one faculty member that instills values and skills, inside and outside the classroom, to help them strive and succeed in life (2016)
  • Named Neal Presidential Fellow, Association for International Education Administrators (2013—2014) (AIEA)  
  • Named a Leading Women by The Daily Record  (50 Women in Maryland under 40 years old) (2012)
  • Selected by the American Council on Germany (ACG) to be part of a U.S. delegation of immigration professionals that traveled to Berlin, Germany to discuss immigration and integration (2012) 
  • Recipient of a Fulbright Award—International Education Administrators Program in Germany (Berlin, Dortmund, Hamburg and Mainz)—focused on comparative higher education between Germany, the European Union and the U.S. (2010)

Professional Experience/Certification

  • Bar Admission: New York (2003)
  • Associate Faculty Member and Associate Dean for International Education, Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • Assistant Dean, University of Baltimore School of Law 
  • Associate Director, New York University School of Law 
  • Associate, Greenberg Traurig 
  • State Legislator Coordinator and Legal Policy Analyst, Families USA

Recent Community and Professional Involvement

  • Author, Academy of International Business Insights, “The Renewed Relevancy of High-Impact Practices (HIP): Doubling Down on our ‘HIP’ Identity in Support of Responsible IB Education” (February 2020) 
  • Author of Textbook chapter, "Foreign Law and Policy" in Law and Public Policy (Routledge, 2018)
  • American International Recruitment Council, Certification Review Task Force Member and Certification Commission Board Member
  • Fulbright International Education Administrators Seminar, Peer Review Panelist
  • Aspen Undergraduate Consortium Participant
  • Council on Foreign Relations College and University Educators Workshop Participant
  • NYU Berlin, Germany, Presenter— Migration in the Age of Globalization: Challenging the Concept of the Nation-State and Cultural Identity
  • The Chimes, Board of Directors, Executive Committee Member; Secretary and Treasurer; Chair, Business Practices Committee; Member, Governance Committee