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, 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.
A Knock on Knick’s Revival of Federal Takings Litigation
72 Fla. L. Rev __ (2020)(with Michael Pollack)
Federal Land Use Regulation as Market Restoration
99 B.U. L. Rev __ (2019)
The Impact of Law on the State Pension Crisis
54 Wake Forest L. Rev 105 (2019) (with Elizabeth Goldman)
Dueling Denominators and the Demise of Lucas
60 Arizona L Rev 67 (2018)
Maintaining Condominiums and Homeowner Associations: How Much of a Priority?
93 Ind. L. J. 807 (2018)
Trust Decanting: A Critical Perspective
38 Cardozo L. Rev 1993 (2017)
An Empirical Study of Implicit Takings
58 Wm. & Mary L. Rev 35 (2016) (with James Krier)
Revisiting the Revolution: Reintegrating the Wealth Transmission System
56 B.C. Law Rev. 61 (2015) [with Melanie Leslie]
Accidental Inheritance: Retirement Accounts and the Hidden Law of Succession
89 N.Y.U. L. Rev 165 (2014) [with Melanie Leslie]