Suzanne A. Kim is Professor of Law and Judge Denny Chin Scholar at Rutgers Law School. Her research and teaching focus on family, procedure, constitutional law, antidiscrimination, critical theory, and socio-legal studies. Her interdisciplinary scholarship examines relationships between law, critical theory, and social sciences in relation to the regulation of intimacies, gender, family, discrimination, and resilience.
Professor Kim has served as Associate Dean for Faculty Development at Rutgers Law. A recipient of the Dream Professor Award from the Association of Black Law Students at Rutgers Law, Professor Kim has been a visiting scholar at Emory University's interdisciplinary Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative and Columbia Law School’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Law and has also taught at Fordham Law School. She is the founder and director of the interdisciplinary Rutgers Center for Gender, Sexuality, Law and Policy. She is also a faculty affiliate of the Department of African American and African Studies at Rutgers University-Newark. She has served as an appointed member of the Chancellor's Commission on Diversity and Transformation of Rutgers University-Newark. Professor Kim is a 2011 winner of the Association of American Law Schools Women in Legal Education New Voices in Gender Studies Paper Competition.
She has served as an appointed member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Minority Concerns and has 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, then of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and now of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty, Professor Kim was a lecturer-in-law at Stanford Law School in what is now the Thomas C. Grey Fellowship program.
A member of the Executive Committee of the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University, Professor Kim also serves on the Advisory Committee of the Rutgers University-Newark P3 Collaboratory for Pedagogy, Professional Development, and Publicly-Engaged Scholarship. She is a member of the Community Advisory Board of the Center for Urban Youth and Families of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and a member of the Board of Advisors of the nonprofit organization Unchained at Last.
Professor Kim earned a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.