Sarah Redfield is Professor Emerita at the University of New Hampshire School of Law and Affiliate Professor at the University of New Hampshire College of Education and Women’s Studies Program.
Education law (including special education) is her primary practice and teaching area. Her primary research and scholarship focus on diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and along the education pipeline. Her current work concentrates on implicit bias (including its manifestations in legal, medical, education, and workplace environments) and on strategies to interrupt that bias and reduce its manifestations at all levels.
Professor Redfield currently serves on the American Bar Association (ABA) Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council; the ABA Commission on Disability Rights; the Criminal Justice Section Council; and the Food to Institution New England Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee; with Judge Bernice Donald she is Co-Chair of the Criminal Justice Section Implicit Bias Initiative. She is a member of the Maine Bar.
Professor Redfield is a nationally respected author, presenter, and trainer. She is the editor and chapter author of the ABA book on implicit bias, Enhancing Justice: Reducing Bias, and her recent publications also include Reversing the School-to-Prison Pipeline Preliminary Report, 47 Memphis Law Review 1. She was a lead author for the ABA Section on Litigation’s Toolbox on Implicit Bias, lead consultant for the ABA project on Achieving an Impartial Jury, and expert advisory for the State Bar of California’s online implicit bias course. Her recent presentations include Implicit Bias and Bias Interruption for Arizona State University, Vermont Law School, the Texas Criminal Defense Attorneys, and various state agencies.
Professor Redfield earned her B.A. degree from Mount Holyoke College, her J.D. degree from Northeastern University School of Law, and her LL.M. from Harvard Law School.