Sheldon Bernard Lyke
Before joining the Loyola Chicago Law faculty, Sheldon was an Associate Professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law. He has also held positions as a Visiting Associate Professor at Howard University School of Law (Spring 2023), and a Visiting Assistant Professor at both UC Irvine School of Law (Fall 2016) and Northwestern University School of Law (2012 thru 2013). In 2011, he was appointed the inaugural Dorr Legg Law and Policy Fellow at the Williams Institute (UCLA School of Law).
Generally, his research focuses on anti-discrimination laws regarding racial and sexual minorities in a comparative context. His current research explores anti-affirmative action practices in higher education. His work is increasingly observing property law institutions in our shared social world--particularly the realms of higher education, fashion, and natural resources (i.e., parks, commons, and shared green spaces)--and understanding their role in creating and ameliorating social inequality.
AB, cum laude, Princeton University
JD, Northwestern University School of Law
PhD, sociology, University of Chicago
Trusts & Estates
Critical Race Theory
- Defense Against the Dark Arts: The Failed Fight for Affirmative Action, Washington & Lee (forthcoming 2024)
- Can Affirmative Action Offer a Lesson in Fighting Enclosure? In The Cambridge Handbook of Commons Research Innovations (ed. Shelia Foster and Chrystie Swiney)(Cambridge University Press, 2021).
- Making Strange Laws, 35 University of Pennsylvania Journal of International law 675 (2014)
- Is Resistance to Foreign Law Rooted in Racism?, 109 Northwestern University Law Review Online 41 (2014)
- Diversity as Commons, 88 Tulane Law Review 317 (2014)
- Catch Twenty-Wu? Fisher v. University of Texas and the Obfuscation of Critical Mass, 107 Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy 209 (2013).