Jeannie Suk

Jeannie Suk


Jeannie Suk is Professor at Law Harvard Law School. Her work focuses primarily on criminal and family law, though she is also n authority on intellectual property protections for fashion design.

Ms. Suk has published two books, Postcolonial Paradoxes in French Caribbean Writing: Césaire, Glissant, Condé and At Home in the Law: How the Domestic Violence Revolution Is Transforming Privacy, the latter of which was awarded the Law and Society Association’s Herbert Jacob Prize for most outstanding book of 2009. She has been named one of the “Best Lawyers Under 40” by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and a “Top Woman of the Law” by the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

Ms. Suk clerked for Justice David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court and to Judge Harry Edwards on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

She received her B.A. from Yale, her Doctorate in Philosophy from Oxford, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. She was a Marshall Scholar and a recipient of the Guggenehim and MacDowell Colony Fellowships.

In the words of the HLS community member who nominated Ms. Suk, “she is an individual whose career path has been drive and motivated by an innate desire to better the lives of other…She spent hours outside of the classroom helping me find ways to believe in myself and reminding me of why I came to law school: to become a civil rights activist… She cares deeply about the well-being of her students and truly shines as a dedicated teacher, mentor, and activist.”