Adams-Schoen is on the faculty of the University of Oregon School of Law, where she teaches State and Local Government Law, Land Use Law, and Ocean and Coastal Law, and serves as a faculty member of Oregon Law's Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center. She has been called on by state and national bar committees, private foundations, and government agencies including the Environmental Protection and Federal Emergency Management agencies to provide guidance related to community and coastal resilience. She was a Principal Investigator on a New York Sea Grant to increase coastal resilience and the principal on a grant to draft an annotated model zoning code to facilitate small- and medium-scale wind energy development. She publishes and presents frequently on state and local governance, community and climate resilience, and land use law, and was a featured speaker at the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law Climate Change Symposium, the keynote speaker at a New York Department of State and United States Geologic Survey conference on water resource management, and a lecturer for the American Association of Law Schools Environmental Law Section.
Areas of expertise: Land Use Law, Federalism, State and Local Government Law, Climate Change Law and Policy, Coastal Resilience, Planning and Zoning in the Ocean and Coastal Law, Environmental and Racial Justice.
"We have no choice but to take direct action to put our bodies on the line because petitions, sign-waving, and chanting—we tried that for the past 50 years and it hasn't worked, and we're out of time," said one arrested activist.