Richard W. and Marie L. Corman Scholar
Professor Sharpe’s research focuses on the intersection of administrative law and federal court jurisdiction. He is particularly interested in federal preemption of state law. His most recent article, “Legislating Preemption,” will be published this year in the William and Mary Law Review. In addition, Professor Sharpe has recently published “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, Professor 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.
Professor Sharpe received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was managing editor of the Yale Journal of International Law. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from New York University, where he received a B.A. in English and American Literature. During the three years prior to attending Yale Law School, Professor Sharpe was an analyst in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley in New York.