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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


Professor Kim’s recent publications and working papers

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Suzanne A. Kim

Professor of Law and Judge Denny Chin Scholar

Professor Kim’s scholarship, often interdisciplinary in approach, addresses intersections of gender, family, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, culture, and work.
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.

Professor Kim is a member of the Community Advisory Board of the Center for Urban Youth and Families, Rutgers University-Newark School of Nursing, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.

Professor Kim is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the nonprofit organization Unchained at Last.


With Katherine A. Thurman, Social Rites of Marriage (forthcoming, Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law).

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

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

“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).

“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)

“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).