Sarah Schindler

Visiting Research Scholar

Home Institution, University of Maine School of Law

LAPA Fellow, 2016-2017

LAPA Fellow

 413 Robertson Hall



Sarah Schindler is a Professor of Law and the Glassman Faculty Research Scholar at the University of Maine School of Law, where she teaches Property, Land Use, Local Government, Real Estate Transactions, and Animal Law. Professor Schindler’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of sustainable development and land use law. Two of her recent articles, “Architectural Exclusion: Discrimination and Segregation Through Physical Design of the Built Environment” in the Yale Law Journal and “Banning Lawns” in the George Washington Law Review, were competitively selected for presentation at the Sabin Colloquium on Innovative Environmental Scholarship at Columbia Law School. Her article Backyard Chickens and Front-yard Gardens: The Conflict Between Local Governments and Locavores (Tulane Law Review), was selected for republication in a compendium of the ten best land use and environmental law articles of the year. Schindler was named as Pace Environmental Law Center’s Distinguished Young Scholar of 2013. That same year, she received Maine Law’s Professor of the Year award.  Schindler received her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Georgia Law School.  After graduation, she clerked for Judge Will Garwood of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Austin, Texas and practiced in the area of land use and environmental law.  At LAPA, Schindler will examine the exclusionary built environment and the nature of public space.