Sarah Schendel

Suffolk University Law School

Sarah has published a number of law review articles on legal pedagogy and professional responsibility, and was the 2022 recipient of the Deborah Rhode Prize for Early Career Scholars from the International Association of Legal Ethics. Prior to teaching full time, Sarah was an immigration attorney for 7 years, working with clients facing deportation and seeking safety and security for their families. She is a graduate of Bard College and Northeastern University School of Law. When not teaching, she’s reading British mysteries, rowing on the Mystic River, being a mom, and watching scary movies.

My Sessions

Ethical Tech: Beyond the Duty of Competency

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As legal technology options, opportunities, and debates grow even more robust–and complicated–with the explosion of Generative AI, using Comment 8 to Model Rule 1.1 as an umbrella concept to cover them all can be a tempting starting point. But while few would disagree with the idea that “lawyers should be competent with technology,” this sweeping […]


Collaborating to Bridge the Justice Gap with Legal Technology

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Improving the Access to Justice Gap is a complicated problem that won’t be solved by any one initiative. But law schools are among the many stakeholders on this critical issue, and some are collaborating within the law school curriculum to inspire tomorrow’s lawyers to consider access to justice as part of their future work. The […]

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