Faculty and Administration Profiles

Sarah Waldeck

Title/s:  Distinguished Professor of Law

Office #:  Corboy 1315

Phone: 312.915.7897


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Professor Waldeck researches and publishes on connections between the law and social and familial norms. She has written about these connections in a variety of contexts, including inheritance, child-rearing practices, and charitable giving. She is a national expert on university endowments. Recent projects focus on the de-segregation of communities and local schools. Her primary subject areas are Estates and Property, and she teaches a variety of 1L classes, including Torts.

Prior to coming to Loyola in 2019, Professor Waldeck was a professor and the Robert Diab Scholar at Seton Hall Law School in Newark, NJ. She began her academic career as a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago. She also clerked for the Honorable Richard Cudahy of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Professor Waldeck received her JD, magna cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin, where she was editor-in-chief of the Wisconsin Law Review.


JD magna cum laude, University of Wisconsin