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Professor Suzanne Kim to Present Original Perspective on Marriage Equality at Annual Meeting of Legal Scholars

October 01, 2010 – 
Suzanne A. Kim, Associate Professor of Law at Rutgers School of Law–Newark, has been selected a winner of this year’s Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Women in Legal Education Section scholarly paper competition. The competition seeks to recognize papers from junior scholars representing “New Voices in Gender Studies.” A rising scholar on the intersection of gender, critical theory, and family law, Kim will present “Toward Skeptical Marriage Equality” on January 8, 2011 at the AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

In her article, whose publication is forthcoming in the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, Professor Kim argues that marriage equality for same-sex couples can be important for facilitating more support for a variety of family forms beyond marital ones and can help constitute marriage in more egalitarian terms.

Professor Kim joined the Rutgers faculty in 2006. Prior to that, she 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 LLP 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 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.