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About Sarah J. Adams-Schoen

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.





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  • Legal Process
  • Environmental Criminal Law

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Touro Law Center
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY, 11722
Office Phone: 631-761-7137


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