Rebecca L. Scharf

Associate Professor of Law
Phone: 702-895-2356
B.A. magna cum laude, Brandeis University
J.D., Harvard Law School



Child Care in New York City: Know Your Rights – An Information and Resource Manual (Welfare Law Ctr. 2001).



Rebecca L. Scharf, Separated at Adoption: Addressing the Challenges of Maintaining Sibling-of-Origin Bonds in Post-Adoption Families, 19 U.C. Davis J. Juv. L. & Pol’y ___ (forthcoming 2015), abstract available at

Rebecca L. Scharf, Psychological Parentage, Troxel, and the Best Interests of the Child, 13 Geo. J. Gender & L. 615 (2012).

Rebecca L. Scharf, No 1L Left Behind: Tailoring IRAC Instruction to Various Learning Styles, Second Draft, Spring 2008, at 17.

Rebecca L. Scharf, Uncharted Terrain: The Intersection of Privatization and Welfare, 35 Clearinghouse Rev. 557 (2002) (co-authored).

Rebecca L. Scharf, Child Care for Families Leaving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, 34 Clearinghouse Rev. 527 (2001) (co-authored).

The Committee on Social Welfare Law, The Wages of Welfare Reform: A Report on New York City’s Job Centers, 54 Rec. Ass’n. B. City N.Y. 472 (1999).

Rebecca L. Scharf, Child Care in the Postwelfare Reform Era: Analysis and Strategies for Advocates, 32 Clearinghouse Rev. 373 (1999) (co-authored).


Commentaries, Essays, and Reviews

Barbara Coccodrilli Carlson & Rebecca Scharf, Lost in the Maze: Reforming New York City’s Fragmented Child Care Subsidy System (Feb. 2004) (unpublished manuscript, on file with the Welfare Law Center).


Rebecca Scharf on the Scholarly Commons

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise
Family Law
Lawyering Process
Privacy Law
Wills Trusts and Estates