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Faculty and Administration Profiles

Sarah Waldeck

Title/s:  Associate Dean for Mission Innovation
Distinguished Professor of Law

Office #:  Corboy 1315

Phone: 312.915.7897

Email: swaldeck@luc.edu

CV Link: Waldeck CV

External Webpage: SSRN: https://ssrn.com/author=366877 Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=QOWY7xUAAAAJ


Professor Waldeck visited the School of Law in 2018 and became a member of the Loyola faculty in July 2019. She is currently the Associate Dean for Mission Innovation and in the past has served as Acting Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. Professor Waldeck teaches in the areas of property, estates, and torts. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of law and social norms, with her recent writing focusing on the desegregation of communities and local schools, and systemic racial injustice in federal housing policy.

Prior to coming to Loyola, Waldeck was a member of the faculty of Seton Hall University School of Law for more than 15 years. There she served in a variety of administrative roles, including as chairperson of a strategic planning effort and the ABA reaccreditation process, as well as faculty liaison to the Board of Visitors.  Her academic career began as a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago, and she clerked for the Honorable Richard D. Cudahy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.


BA, Cornell University
JD, University of Wisconsin

Program Areas

Trust and Estates Law; University Endowments; Property Law

Courses Taught

Seminars in Cultural Property and Torts

Selected Publications

The New Tipping Point: Disruptive Politics and Habituating Equality, 70 EMORY LAW R. 1507 (2021) (co-authored with Rachel Godsil)

Home Equity: Rethinking Race and Federal Housing Policy, 98 DENVER LAW R. 523 (2021) (co-authored with Rachel Godsil)

A Norms-Based Approach to Sustaining Integration, 9 COLUMBIA J. RACE & LAW 1 (2019)