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

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

Henry Freedman et al., Uncharted Terrain: The Intersection of Privatization and Welfare, 35 Clearinghouse Rev. 557 (2002).

Sujatha Jagadeesh Branch et al., Child Care for Families Leaving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, 34 Clearinghouse Rev. 527 (2001).

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).

Jo Ann C. Gong et al., Child Care in the Postwelfare Reform Era: Analysis and Strategies for Advocates, 32 Clearinghouse Rev. 373 (1999).


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& Rebecca Scharf, Lost in the Maze: Reforming New York City’s Fragmented Child Care Subsidy System (Feb. 2004) (unpublished manuscript, on file with the Welfare Law Center).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