Professor Sherwin specializes in jurisprudence, property, and remedies. She is the author (with Larry Alexander) of two books: Demystifying Legal Reasoning (forthcoming from Cambridge University Press) and The Rule of Rules: Morality, Rules, and the Dilemmas of Law (Duke University Press 2001); and has published numerous book chapters, articles, and reviews in her subjects of specialty. She was a member of the faculty at the University of Kentucky College of Law from 1985 to 1990 and the University of San Diego School of Law from 1990 to 2003, when she moved to Cornell. She has also held visiting positions at the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University School of Law (where she received her J.D.). She is a member of the advisory committee for the ALI's Restatement (Third) of Restitution and Unjust Enrichment, and a regular participant in roundtable conferences of the University of San Diego's Institute for Law and Philosophy.