Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Dean Sharpe is a nationally recognized scholar in the areas of administrative law and federal court jurisdiction. His research focuses on political oversight of federal and state administrative agencies, and on federal preemption of state law. His most recent article, “Judging Congressional Oversight,” was recently published in the Administrative Law Review. In addition, Dean Sharpe has recently published “Legislating Preemption” in the William and Mary Law Review, “Toward (A) Faithful Agency in the Supreme Court’s Preemption Jurisprudence” in the George Mason Law Review, and “Beyond Borders: Disassembling the State-Based Model of Federal Forum Fairness” in the Cardozo Law Review.
Prior to joining the College of Law faculty in 2008, Dean Sharpe served as a Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School. He was also a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York, and clerked for the Honorable Gerald Bard Tjoflat of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Dean Sharpe received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was managing editor of the Yale Journal of International Law. He graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from New York University, where he earned a B.A. in English and American Literature. During the three years prior to attending Yale Law School, Dean Sharpe was an analyst in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley in New York.