Sarah J. Schendel

Assistant Professor of Academic Support

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  • MA


Professor Schendel is an Assistant 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.



Schendel, Sarah, What You Don't Know (Can Hurt You): Using Exam Wrappers to Foster Self-Assessment Skills in Law Students (2020), Pace Law Review, Vol. 40, p. 154, 2020; Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 19-22. 

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.)


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)



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).


  • BA, Bard College
  • JD, Northeastern University
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Courses Taught

  • Academic Support
  • Legal Analysis and Methods