Jeannie Suk

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Jeannie Suk
Born 1973
Seoul, South Korea
Ethnicity Korean
Citizenship United States
Alma mater Yale University
University of Oxford
Harvard Law School
Employer Harvard Law School
Korean name
Hangul 석지영[1]
Revised Romanization Seok Ji-yeong
McCune–Reischauer Sŏk Chiyŏng

Jeannie Chi-Young Suk (born 1973) is a professor of law at Harvard Law School.


Born in Seoul, South Korea, Suk immigrated to the United States at the age of six. She attended Hunter College High School, graduating in 1991. Suk received her B.A. from Yale University in 1995, a D.Phil from the University of Oxford in 1999, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2002. She married Noah Feldman in 1999. The marriage ended in divorce in 2011. She has two children, a son and a daughter.

Career and writing[edit]

Suk is the first Asian American woman to hold tenure at Harvard Law School. She was named one of the "Best Lawyers Under 40" by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and a "Top Woman of the Law" by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

Her writing focuses on criminal law and family law. She has also published on intellectual property protection for fashion design.

Her second book, "At Home in the Law: How the Domestic Violence Revolution is Transforming Privacy," from Yale University Press, was awarded the Law and Society Association's prize for most outstanding book of 2009.


  • Postcolonial Paradoxes in French Caribbean Writing: Césaire, Glissant, Condé, Oxford University Press, 2001. ISBN 978-0198160182.
  • At Home in the Law: How the Domestic Violence Revolution Is Transforming Privacy, Yale University Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0300113983.


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