ALI Council
Elected Member

Professor Robert H. Sitkoff

Cambridge, MA
Harvard Law School
Univ. of Virginia
University of Chicago Law School

Robert Sitkoff is the Austin Wakeman Scott Professor of Law and the John L. Gray Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He was the youngest professor with tenure to receive a chair in the history of the school and previously taught at New York University School of Law and at Northwestern University School of Law.

Professor Sitkoff’s primary research focus is economic and empirical analysis of the law of trusts and estates. His work has been published in leading scholarly journals such as the Yale Law Journal, the Columbia Law Review, and the Journal of Law and Economics. Sitkoff is a co-author of "Wills, Trusts, and Estates" (Aspen 8th ed. 2009), the leading American coursebook on trusts and estates, and he is an active participant in trusts and estates law reform. 

He was elected to the ALI in 2007 and was elected to the Council in 2012. He is on the Members Consultative Groups for the Principles of the Law of Nonprofit Organizations project and the Restatement Third, Trusts project.

Professor Sitkoff was a law clerk to Chief Judge Richard A. Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

EDUCATION: University of Virginia, B.A.; University of Chicago Law School, J.D.  

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Areas of Expertise
Wills (Estate Planning)
Trusts (Estate Planning)
Corporate Law (Commercial Law)
Estates (Estate Planning)