Jeannie Suk

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Jeannie Suk
Born 1973 (age 43–44)
Residence Cambridge, Massachusetts
Citizenship United States
Spouse(s) Noah R. Feldman (m. 1999; div. 2011)
Jacob E. Gersen

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


Jeannie Suk attended Hunter College High School, graduating in 1991. In 1995, Suk received her B.A. in Literature from Yale University, and a D.Phil at University of Oxford in 1999, where she was a Marshall Scholar. In 2002, she graduated with a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.[1] After law school, she clerked for Judge Harry T. Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and then Justice David Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court during the 2003 Term.

In 2006, Suk became an assistant professor at Harvard Law School, where she is currently the John H. Watson, Jr. Professor of Law, making her the second woman of color to join the faculty (after Lani Guinier).[2] She was awarded tenure in 2010, making her the first Asian American woman to do so.[3]

Suk is married to Jacob E. Gersen, a professor at Harvard Law School, and has two stepchildren. She is divorced from Harvard Law School Professor Noah Feldman, with whom she has a son and a daughter.

Career and writing[edit]

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.[4]

Her writing focuses on criminal law and family law.[5] She has also published on intellectual property protection for fashion design.[6]


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