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Julie c. suk

Julie Chi-hye Suk is Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law in New York City. She has served as the Dean for Master’s Programs and Professor of Sociology and Political Science at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). She has taught at the law schools of Yeshiva University (Cardozo Law), Yale, Harvard, Columbia, University of Chicago, and UCLA. She has lectured widely in the United States and Europe and has been a visiting fellow at the European University Institute in Florence and LUISS-Guido Carli in Rome. She has a J.D. from Yale Law School, where she studied on a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans and a D.Phil. in Politics from Oxford University, where she held a Marshall Scholarship.

Suk is an interdisciplinary legal scholar, focusing on women as constitution-makers at the intersection of law, history, sociology, and politics. Her broader research interests include constitutional and social change; antidiscrimination law and its effects on social inequality; women, work, and family; civil litigation as an enforcement mechanism for public law; access to justice, including the past and future role of nonlawyers in solving the civil justice problems of poor and middle-income people; social, political, and legal theory; and law and literature. 

Her 2020 book, We the Women: The Unstoppable Mothers of the Equal Rights Amendment, is the first book to chronicle and assess the twenty-first century revival of the Equal Rights Amendment, which continues to be contested in Congress.

Her next book, After Misogyny: How the Law Fails Women and What to Do about It, explores women’s efforts to dismantle patriarchal law in the United States and around the world, through constitutional amendment and empowerment in democratic institutions.

Suk is co-host of the podcast Constitutional Crisis Hotline and a frequent commentator in the media on legal issues affecting women, including The Los Angeles Times, Boston Review, The New York TimesThe Washington Post, Bloomberg Law, Vox, and CBS News.

Download Professor Suk’s scholarly papers on SSRN