Sarah Schindler is the Associate Dean of MaineLaw and is nationally recognized for her law scholarship, which focuses on property, land use, local government, and sustainable development. Four of her recent articles – “The ‘Publicization’ of Private Space” (Iowa Law Review), “Architectural Exclusion” (Yale Law Journal), “Banning Lawns” (George Washington Law Review), and “Of Backyard Chickens and Front-yard Gardens: The Conflict Between Local Governments and Locavores” (Tulane Law Review) – have been selected to be reprinted in the prestigious Land Use and Environmental Law Review, an annual, peer-selected compendium of the ten best articles of the year. Schindler was awarded a prestigious Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) Fellowship from Princeton University, where she spent the 2016-17 academic year. She was also named as Pace Environmental Law Center’s Distinguished Young Scholar of 2013. At Maine Law, she received the Professor of the Year award in 2013. Previously, she clerked for Judge Will Garwood of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Austin, Texas, practiced privately, and served as a White House intern under Bill Clinton. Schindler is a musician skilled at playing multiple instruments, a vegan, a mountain climbing enthusiast, and an avid urban cyclist.
Schindler finished her three-year board term in 2021 and recently moved to Colorado to take a new job. SPACE is currently looking to fill her seat through our Ad Hoc Nominating Committee.