Stewart E. Sterk

Prof. Stewart E. Sterk

H. Bert and Ruth Mack Professor of Real Estate Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Professor Sterk’s publications span a wide variety of areas, ranging from property and land use regulation to trusts and estates, copyright, and the conflict of laws. A member of the American Law Institute, he served as an advisor in the preparation of the Restatement (Third) of Property (Servitudes). He has co–authored casebooks on Trusts and Estates and on Land Use, and he also edits the New York Real Estate Law Reporter, a monthly newsletter published with the assistance of Cardozo students.

The winner of a number of teaching awards at Cardozo, Professor Sterk has taught as a visiting professor at Columbia and at the University of Pennsylvania. While in law school, he served as managing editor of the Columbia Law Review, and he subsequently clerked for Chief Judge Charles D. Breitel of the New York Court of Appeals.

  • B.A., 1973, J.D., 1976, Columbia University


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