Professor Sarah Adams-Schoen teaches Legal Process and Environmental Criminal Law at
the Touro Law Center. Prior to joining the Touro Law Center faculty, Adams-Schoen was a
Visiting Professor of Legal Analysis and Writing at Lewis & Clark Law School in
Portland, Oregon, where she also taught Energy Law and Federal White Collar Criminal Law. 

Adams-Schoen's scholarship and teaching are influenced by diverse practice
experience in government as well as both the private and non-profit sectors. After
receiving her Master’s in Public Policy, Adams-Schoen worked as a senior policy analyst
for Portland, Oregon’s Metro Regional Government. Before joining the Lewis & Clark
faculty, she worked as a criminal defense attorney at Janet Hoffman & Associates, one
of Oregon's top criminal defense firms, where she handled complex environmental and
other state and federal white collar cases. Prior to that, she worked as a civil and
regulatory litigator at Stoel Rives, a 400-attorney firm with 11 offices in 7 states in
the Western U.S., gaining environmental, energy, regulatory, and administrative law
experience. While at Stoel Rives, she managed the firm’s pro bono clinic. She is also the
past chair of OGALLA: The LGBT Bar Association of Oregon. 

Adams-Schoen earned a Masters in Public Policy with distinction from the London School of
Economics and a J.D. magna cum laude from Lewis & Clark Law School. 

Adams-Schoen is currently the co-editor of Municipal Lawyer, a publication of the New
York State Bar Association. 

Unpublished Papers

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THE POWER OF BELIEF: TEACHING LAW STUDENTS TO THRIVE UNDER PRESSURE BY PROMOTING A MALLEABLE THEORY OF INTELLIGENCE, ExpressO (2013)

Does the LSAT test students’ innate ability to “think like a lawyer”? Is IQ fixed?...

 

Articles

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Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation: A Local Solution to a Global Problem, 28 Mun. Law. 29 (2014)

Local land use laws offer powerful tools for climate change adaptation and mitigation. However, notwithstanding...

 

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On the Waterfront: New York City's Climate Change Adaptation And Mitigation Challenge (Part 1 of 2), 25 Envtl. L. in N.Y. 81 (2014)

New York City is a city on the waterfront. With 520 miles of coastline, New...

 

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“Through a Glass, Darkly” or the Lawyer Who Ends Up a Client (with Janet Lee Hoffman), Litigation Journal (2009)

Aimed primarily at law practitioners, this Article discusses criminal liability and bar discipline that lawyers...

 

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Know It Before You Waive It: A Primer on the Constitutional Rights of Corporations (with Janet Lee Hoffman), Litigation Journal (2008)

Aimed primarily at a corporate law practitioner audience, this Article discusses the constitutional rights of...

 

Student Comment

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Employer Beware? Enforcing Transnational Labor Standards in the United States Under the Alien Tort Claims Act, 6 J. Small & Emerging Bus. L. 311 (2002)

The Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) arguably allows non-U.S. citizens to bring claims for violations...