Professor Sarah Adams-Schoen joined the Touro Law Center faculty in 2012. She currently teaches Legal Process and Environmental Criminal Law. Professor Adams-Schoen was previously 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.
After receiving her Master’s in Public Policy, Professor Adams-Schoen worked as a senior policy analyst for Portland, Oregon’s Metro Regional Government, where she continued to work while earning her J.D. Before joining the Lewis & Clark faculty, she worked as a criminal defense attorney for 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 the past chair of OGALLA: The LGBT Bar Association of Oregon.
Professor 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.
Professor Adams-Schoen is currently the co-editor of Municipal Lawyer, a publication of the New York State Bar Association.
Legal Process I & II
Environmental Crimes: Law & Practice