A.B. 1997, Harvard University
J.D. 2003, Yale University
M.Sc., D.Phil. 2004, University of Oxford
Areas of Expertise
Professor Suk is a leading scholar of comparative equality law. Her research brings a transnational perspective to equality and antidiscrimination law in the United States, drawing on primary legal materials in multiple languages from multiple jurisdictions. Professor Suk's articles compare European and American approaches to a broad range of issues in law and public policy, such as the enforcement of antidiscrimination norms in various legal systems around the world, holocaust denial, maternity leave, and women’s equal representation in political and corporate leadership positions. Professor Suk’s current research projects focus on women, work, and family in comparative constitutional law, as well as education rights in the context of persistent inequality and failed integration.
Representative publications include: Are Gender Stereotypes Bad for Women? Rethinking Antidiscrimination Law and Work-Family Conflict (Columbia Law Review), Discrimination at Will: Job Security Protections and Equal Employment Opportunity in Conflict (Stanford Law Review), Procedural Path Dependence: Discrimination and the Civil-Criminal Divide (Washington University Law Review), Gender Parity and State Legitimacy: From Public Office to Corporate Boards (International Journal of Constitutional Law).
She has lectured widely in the United States, Europe, and Australia, and has also commented in the media, including the New York Times, on issues of gender and race equality. Professor Suk recently served as Chair of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Comparative Law, and the Section on Employment Discrimination. She is a founding executive committee member of the newly formed AALS Section on European Law. She was a Jean Monnet fellow at the European University Institute in Florence and a Law and Public Affairs fellow at Princeton University. She has taught as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, the University of Chicago Law School, and UCLA Law School. Recently, she held a Visiting Fellowship at University LUISS – Guido Carli in Rome. Before entering law teaching, she clerked for Harry T. Edwards on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. She obtained her A.B. summa cum laude from Harvard in English and French literature, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and a D.Phil. in Politics from Oxford University, where she was a Marshall Scholar.
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Julie C. Suk in the news
- Nov 10, 2016 Professor Julie Suk in Reuters on the Impact of a Trump Presidency on Women's Rights
- Apr 26, 2016 Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World
- Jan 22, 2016 Prof. Julie Suk in Reuters: U.N. Brain Trust to Tackle Unleashing Women's Economic Power
- Apr 1, 2015 Professor Julie Suk in The New York Times' "Room for Debate" Section: The Effect of Women on Corporate Boards