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Law Professor at the Intersection of Gender, Family, Class, Sexuality and Other Aspects of Social Structure

Suzanne A. Kim is a Professor of Law and Judge Denny Chin Scholar at the Rutgers School of Law in Newark, where she teaches courses in Family Law, Civil Procedure, and Sex Discrimination.

Professor Kim’s scholarship examines interconnections involved in the socio-legal regulation of gender, family, sexuality, intimacy, race, ethnicity, class, culture, and work.  Her research offers meaningful insights into how the law affects and perpetuates social hierarchies and focuses on how that informs legal perception, response, and norms related to questions of social identity and status.

She has authored numerous articles relating to topics such as, the role that language plays in the construction of the status category of marriage, dichotomies of parental sexuality in and outside of marriage, and the social experience of same sex couples with respect to the intersection of law and the social domain.

Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty, Professor Kim was a lecturer-in-law at Stanford Law School. Professor Kim has been a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Law and has also taught at Fordham Law School. Professor Kim has served as Associate Dean for Faculty Development at Rutgers School of Law–Newark. From 2007 to 2009, Professor Kim served as an appointed member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Minority Concerns.

Professor Kim earned a B.A. with distinction from Yale and a J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as senior articles editor and member of the executive board of the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law. After law school, Professor Kim practiced law as a litigation associate with Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York and received the firm’s Pro Bono Service Award. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Denny Chin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.