Sarah J. Schendel

Associate Professor of Academic Support

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Bar Admittance

  • MA

Biography

Professor Schendel is an Associate Professor in the Law School's Academic Support Program. She was previously an instructor at Emerson College, Northeastern University, and Northeastern University School of Law. She was an immigration attorney for 7 years, representing immigrants facing deportation, seeking security and safety in the United States, and reuniting their families. She was previously a Board Member of the Irish International Immigrant Center, and the Co-Chair of the Immigration Section of the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association.

Publications

Articles

Schendel, Sarah, Listen! Amplifying the Experiences of Black Law School Graduates in 2020, 100 Neb. L. Rev. (2021).

Schendel, Sarah, The Pandemic Syllabus, 98 Denv. L. Rev. F. (2020).

Schendel, Sarah, What You Don't Know (Can Hurt You): Using Exam Wrappers to Foster Self-Assessment Skills in Law Students, 40 Pace L. Rev. Vol. 154 (2020).

Schendel, Sarah, Black Law Grads are Exhausted and Anxious (2021)

Schendel, Sarah, Legal Profession Can't Leave Black Graduates Behind (2021)

Coverage of "Listen!" includes Black Law Grads are Exhausted and Anxious, ABA for Law Students (2021), and Legal Profession Can't Leave Black Graduates Behind, Bloomberg Law (2021)

Schendel, Sarah, The Pandemic Syllabus, 98 Denv. L. Rev. F. (2020)

Schendel, Sarah, What You Don't Know (Can Hurt You): Using Exam Wrappers to Foster Self-Assessment Skills in Law Students, 40 Pace L. Rev. Vol. 154 (2020)

How Academic Support Professionals Can Better Support LGBTQ+ Students - and Why We Should, LEARNING CURVE (Summer/Fall 2018), at 12. (The Learning Curve is a publication of the AALS Section on Academic Support.) 

Presentations

O'Leary, Dyane and Schendel, Sarah, Life Admin When Life Turns Upside Down: A Book Review (of sorts), part of the Symposium on the COVID Care Crisis and its Implications for Legal Academia (forthcoming 2021)

Positive Psychology and Self-Compassion for Students facing Poor Performance, Section on Balance in Legal Education Panel, American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA (January 2019)

Midterms....Now What?, 2nd Annual Integrating Positive Psychology into Legal Education Conference, Suffolk Law School, Boston, MA (June 2018)

Exam Wrappers: Fostering Self Assessment Skills among Law Students, Association of Academic Support Educators National Conference, St. Louis University Law School, St. Louis, MO (May 2018)

Promoting Metacognition and Self Assessment Skills in Students, CTSE Symposium on Innovation in Teaching and Learning, May 2018 (Panelist)

Blogs

Day 1: Building Community and Confidence in a Required, Skills-Based Class, NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW ONLINE FORUM (Oct 9, 2020)

Reading Online: from Homework to the Bar, LEGAL WRITING MATTERS BLOG (Sep 29, 2020)

We've Got A Live One!: Incorporating an Ongoing SCOTUS Case into a Skills-Based Legal Analysis Course, NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW ONLINE FORUM (Jan 16, 2019)

Smart Students Ask For Help, LEGAL WRITING MATTERS BLOG (February 12, 2018).

Media Appearances

Sarah Schendel on Fostering Self-Assessment, Ipse Dixit podcast (Sep 14, 2020)

Other Publications

Schendel, Sarah, Legal Profession Can't Leave Black Graduates Behind, Bloomberg Law, (2021)

Schendel, Sarah, Black Law Grads are Exhausted and Anxious, ABA for Law Students (2021).

O'Leary, Dyane, and Schendel, Sarah, Life Admin When Life Turns Upside Down: A Book Review (Of Sorts), Written for inclusion in the COVID Care Crisis Symposium (2021)

Schendel, Sarah, Day 1: Building Community and Confidence in a Required, Skills-Based Class, NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW ONLINE FORUM (Oct 9, 2020)

Schendel, Sarah, Reading Online: from Homework to the Bar, LEGAL WRITING MATTERS BLOG (Sep 29, 2020)

Schendel, Sarah, We've Got A Live One!: Incorporating an Ongoing SCOTUS Case into a Skills-Based Legal Analysis Course, NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW ONLINE FORUM (Jan 16, 2019)

Schendel, Sarah, How Academic Support Professionals Can Better Support LGBTQ+ Students - and Why We Should, LEARNING CURVE (Summer/Fall 2018).

Schendel, Sarah, Smart Students Ask For Help, LEGAL WRITING MATTERS BLOG (February 12, 2018).

Education

  • BA, Bard College
  • JD, Northeastern University School of Law

Areas of Expertise

  • Legal Analysis and Methods
  • Academic Excellence
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Negotiation
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Courses Taught

  • Academic Support
  • Legal Analysis and Methods
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Negotiations