Introducing Guest Blogger Sarah Waldeck

waldeck-sarah2.jpgI’m very pleased to announce that Professor Sarah Waldeck will be joining us as a guest blogger for this month. Sarah is a professor of law at Seton Hall University. She received her B.A. from Cornell University and her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Wisconsin Law Review. She clerked for Judge Richard Cudahy on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to joining the Seton Hall faculty, she was a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. At Seton Hall, she teaches a variety of courses related to property and estates and trusts law, and, on occasion, criminal law.

Sarah’s scholarship focuses on the connections between law and cultural norms. Her work addresses topics such as charitable giving and the estate tax, circumcision, and electronic payment systems. She is currently working on a piece about families, tenancies-in-common, and inherited second homes. Some of her recent papers include:

* Influencing Public Preferences in the Era of Electronic Payment Options (with R. Erik Lillquist)

* An Appeal to Charity: Using Philanthropy to Revitalize the Estate Tax, 25 Va. Tax. Rev. (2005)

* Using Male Circumcision to Understand Social Norms as Multipliers, 72 U. Cincinnati L. Rev. 455 (2003)

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