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Faculty and Administration Profiles

Sheldon Bernard Lyke

Title/s:  Associate Professor

Office #:  Corboy 1413

Phone: 312.915.7808

Email: slyke@luc.edu

CV Link: lyke-cv.pdf


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

Courses Taught

Trusts & Estates
Critical Race Theory

Selected Publications

Professor Sheldon Lyke's SSRN webpage