Jamelle Sharpe

Provost Fellow and Professor of Law
jcsharpe@illinois.edu

Professor Jamelle Sharpe was appointed a Provost Fellow in January 2017. Prior to joining the College of Law faculty in 2008, Dr. 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.

Jamelle received his JD from Yale Law School, where he was managing editor of the Yale Journal of International Law. He graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from New York University, where he earned a BA 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. His research focuses on political oversight of federal and state administrative agencies, and on federal preemption of state law. His work has been published in the Administrative Law Review, the William and Mary Law Review, the George Mason Law Review, the Cardozo Law Review. Professor Sharpe has also served as a commentator for both local and national media outlets on issues ranging from judicial politics to separation of powers.

The focus of Professor Sharpe’s Provost Fellow appointment is academic and faculty affairs related to academic program improvement and innovation, campus policies and guidelines that relate to academic and faculty affairs, and campus-wide faculty development and diversity initiatives. Read about Jamelle’s current Provost Fellow project.