Sarah Adams-Schoen, School of Law

Sarah Adams-Schoen

Assistant Professor
Faculty Member, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center
Practice Areas: Land Use Law, Climate Change Law and Policy, Coastal Resilience, Planning and Zoning in the Coastal Zone, Climate Hazard Mitigation, Ocean and Coastal Law, Wildfire Planning, Sustainable Development, State and Local Government Law

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Sarah Adams-Schoen is an academic expert in land use law, climate change law and policy, coastal resilience, planning and zoning in the coastal zone, climate hazard mitigation, ocean and coastal law, wildfire planning, sustainable development, and state and local government law. She is a faculty member of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center. Prior to joining the school of law, she was a principal investigator on a New York Sea Grant to increase coastal resilience and the principal on a grant to draft an annotated model zoning code to facilitate small- and medium-scale wind energy development.

Recent Media:
DEQ excludes much of Oregon’s marine waters from protected waterway listings (Street Roots, Feb. 17, 2022)
As Feds Pull Out of Portland, Lawsuits Follow Them (Newsweek, Aug. 7, 2020)
4 lawsuits that challenge Trump’s federal agents in Portland test issues other cities will likely face (The Conversation, July 27, 2020)
Impasse: DLCD decision puts Jordan Cove on pause (Herald and News, Feb. 21, 2020)
Nonbinary Eugene resident appeals denial of gender marker by Lane County judge (American Civil Liberties Union, Nov. 7, 2019)
Local governments and climate resilience featuring Sarah Adams-Schoen (Arkansas Public Radio, July 9, 2018)