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Professor Suzanne Kim
J.D., Georgetown
B.A., Yale
Family Law, Civil Procedure, Gender and the Law; Gender, Gender Identity, Sexuality and the Law
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Suzanne A. Kim

Professor of Law and Judge Denny Chin Scholar

Professor Kim joined the Rutgers faculty in 2006 as an associate professor. Her scholarship, often interdisciplinary in approach, addresses the intersection of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, culture, work, and family. Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty, Professor Kim was a lecturer-in-law at Stanford Law School. From 2007 to 2009, she 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, she 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.


“LGBTQ Social Movements (Assimilation vs. Liberation),” SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies (ed. Abbie Goldberg) (forthcoming 2016, Sage Publications).

Marriage Equalities: Gender and Social Norms in Same-Sex and Different-Sex Marriage
(forthcoming, NYU Press).

“The Neutered Parent,” 24 Yale J.L. and Feminism 1, 2012 (listed on eight SSRN Top-Ten Download Lists for Legal Scholarship, including for Family Law and for Anti-Discrimination Law).

“Skeptical Marriage Equality,” 34 Harv. J.L. & Gender 37 (2011) (co-winner of AALS Women in Legal Education “New Voices in Gender Studies” Scholarly Paper Competition)

“In the Matter of Baby M (1988)” in Courting Justice: Ten New Jersey Cases That Shook the Nation (ed., Paul Tractenberg, Rutgers University Press, 2013).

“Bridging Marriage Skepticism and Marriage Equality,” in Essays On the Cutting Edge: Charting the Future of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Scholarship, 19 Tul. J.L. & Sexuality 174 (2010).

“Marital Naming/Naming Marriage: Language and Status in Family Law,” 85 Ind. L.J. 893 (2010) (listed on SSRN Top-Ten Download Lists for Sexuality and the Law: Anti-Discrimination Law Journal and HRN Women's & Gender Studies Research Network and Women's and Gender Studies e-Journals).

“Reconstructing Family Privacy,” 57 Hastings L.J. 557 (2006).