Professor Sherman received his bachelor’s and law degrees from Harvard University, where he served as a staff member of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. He spent three years with the St. Paul, Minnesota, firm of Doherty, Rumble & Butler and a year with the Office of the Tax Legislative Counsel in the United States Department of the Treasury, Washington, D.C. He was an assistant professor of law at the University of Illinois from 1976 to 1978. Professor Sherman joined the Chicago-Kent faculty as an associate professor in the fall of 1978. He was a visiting professor at Harvard in 1993 and 1995 and has also visited at UCLA in 1990, the University of Miami in 1987, the University of Illinois in 1983, and the University of Arizona in 1981. Professor Sherman has written extensively in the areas of wills, taxation and employee benefits, and is the author of Cases and Materials on Pension Planning and Deferred Compensation. Professor Sherman is a member of the American Law Institute. In 1989, he was named a Norman and Edna Freehling Scholar and an Arthur and Marjorie West Scholar. In 1991, he was elected an academic fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
Can Religious Influence Ever Be "Undue" Influence?, Brooklyn Law Review (2008)
Prenuptial Agreements: A New Reason to Revive an Old Rule, Cleveland State Law Review (2006)
I Say It's Spinach: Charitable Trusts to Remedy Market Failures in the Performing Arts, UMKC Law Review (2003)
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