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Sarah E. Redfield

Sarah E. Redfield

Professor Sarah E. Redfield is a tenured member of the faculty at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Her primary teaching areas are education and administrative law. In 2004, Governor Baldacci appointed Professor Redfield to represent the State of Maine on the Education Commission of the States. Professor Redfield is a nationally known author and presenter. Her book, Thinking Like a Lawyer: An Educator’s Guide to Legal Analysis and Research, was published in 2002 by Carolina Academic Press. She has published law review and bar articles on threatening speech, the convergence of law and education and K20 school reform. This year she will be presenting at meetings on the Education Law, including the annual national Education Law Conference, the Virginia Education Law Conference and others. Before coming to UNH School of Law, Professor Redfield practiced civil, environmental and agricultural law for the state of Maine. She served as Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Division of the Maine Attorney General’s Office and as Associate Commissioner for the Department of Agriculture, Food Rural Resources. During this time, in addition to writing Vanishing Farmland (Lexington Books), she published articles on environmental and land use issues, with particular emphasis on farmland and pesticide use. From this experience, she brings to her teaching an understanding of the power and limitations of legislation and agencies, and a continuing commitment to the public interest and the role of the lawyer in effectuating change.

Guest Appearances
January 28, 2019

ABA Midyear Meeting 2019: Better to be Rich and Guilty?

Bernice Donald, Michele Neitz, Sarah Redfield, Ronald Kramer talk about socioeconomic bias in the justice system.

May 10, 2018

How can we fight to reduce bias? 6th Circuit judge shares her thoughts

Judge Bernice Donald and Sarah E. Redfield talk about Enhancing Justice: Reducing Bias, a book which Redfield edited and Donald contributed to. They discuss the latest research on bias, and give concrete...