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Sara D. Schotland


Senior Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., Harvard; J.D., Georgetown

Sara D. Schotland was a Partner in the Washington office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, an international law firm, from September 1972...

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Sara D. Schotland was a Partner in the Washington office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, an international law firm, from September 1972 through June 2008. During her career at the Firm, Professor Schotland handled major litigation and regulatory assignments, in the field of product liability litigation, antitrust litigation, and energy regulation. She has argued cases in several U.S. federal circuit courts of appeal and state supreme courts as well as before district courts and appeared before several federal agencies and commissions. Following her retirement from Cleary Gottlieb she remains as senior counsel to the Firm.

Professor Schotland earned her JD from Georgetown Law, her MA in English literature from Georgetown University, and her PhD in English literature from the University of Maryland. She has authored numerous articles on law and literature that have appeared in the Women's History Review, Comparative Literature Studies, and other journals. She recently appeared at the Modern Language Association's Annual Meeting addressing the future of Law and Literature.

She teaches Law and Literature and a seminar on the Death Penalty at the University of Maryland Honors College and teaches seminars on Utopia Studies, Disability, and War and Literature for the Georgetown English Department.

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