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Sheldon Bernard Lyke uses empirical methods, comparative law, and property theory to study the role of law and its institutions in the stratification of marginalized people. Generally, his research interests focus on anti-discrimination law for racial and sexual minorities in a comparative context. His work is increasingly observing property law institutions (e.g., commons and charitable trusts, estates, and organizations) and their role in creating and ameliorating social inequality.
Professor Lyke has written a dissertation examining the social processes and resistance present when courts around the world communicate with each other on important civil and human rights issues. His scholarship has appeared (or is forthcoming) in the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, the Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy, and the Tulane Law Review. At the University of Chicago, he served as a lecturer and taught a variety of courses, including: Race as Property, Contemporary Global Issues, and Sexuality & Human Rights. Lyke was the inaugural Dorr Legg Law & Policy Fellow at the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law.