Associate Professor Sheldon Bernard Lyke is an expert in critical race theory, property, and trusts and estates. His research focuses on antidiscrimination laws regarding racial and sexual minorities in a comparative context and explores anti–affirmative action practices in higher education. His work also involves observing property law institutions in our shared social world—particularly in the realms of higher education, fashion, and natural resources—and understanding their role in creating and ameliorating social inequality.
In 2011, Lyke was appointed the inaugural Dorr Legg Law and Policy Fellow at the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law. He has held positions at University of Baltimore, Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law, and Whittier Law School. He also has held visiting positions at Howard University School of Law, the University of California Irvine School of Law, and Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. In addition to his juris doctor, Lyke holds a PhD in sociology. (July 2023)