Sarah Waldeck

Title/s:  Distinguished Professor of Law

Office #:  Corboy 1315

Phone: 312.915.7897


CV Link: Waldeck CV

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Professor Waldeck researches and publishes on connections between the law and social norms. She has written about these connections in a variety of contexts, including inheritance, child-rearing practices, and charitable giving. Recent projects have focused on the desegregation of communities and local schools as well as systemic racial injustice in federal housing policy.

Prior to coming to Loyola in 2019, Professor Waldeck was Professor of Law and the Robert Diab Scholar at Seton Hall Law School in Newark, New Jersey. 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 law degree from the University of Wisconsin, where she was editor-in-chief of the Wisconsin Law Review.


BA, Cornell University

JD, University of Wisconsin

Program Areas

Trust and Estates Law; University Endowments; Property Law

Courses Taught

Torts, Estates, Cultural Property

Selected Publications

The New Tipping Point: Disruptive Politics and Habituating Equality, forthcoming in Emory Law R. (June 2021)

Home Equity: Rethinking Race and Federal Housing Policy, forthcoming in Denver Law R. (April 2021)

A Norms-Based Approach to Sustaining Integration, 9 Columbia J. Race & Law 1 (2019)