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Emily Suski

Title: Assistant Professor of Law
Department: Clinical Legal Education
School of Law
E-mail: esuski@law.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-7735
Office:

1525 Senate Street
Room 368
Columbia, SC 29208

Resources: CV (pdf)
Emily Suski

Background

Emily Suski is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law. Her areas of expertise include education law, family law, and clinical legal education. Her scholarship explores the boundaries of school authority as it relates to children's rights and the role of the law in the caretaking of children. Her articles have been published in journals including the Maryland Law Review (forthcoming), Case Western Reserve Law Review, Louisiana Law Review, Clinical Law Review, and the Georgetown Journal of Poverty Law and Policy.

Prior to joining the University of South Carolina faculty, Professor Suski was on the faculty at Georgia State University College of Law, where she taught family law and in a medical-legal partnership clinic. She has taught as a lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Law and was a clinical teaching fellow at Georgetown University Law Center. In addition, she was a staff attorney for the JustChildren Program of the Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. She holds an LL.M. with honors from Georgetown University Law Center and a J.D., M.S.W., and B.A. with distinction from the University of North Carolina.

Education

  • LL.M. (2006) Georgetown University Law Center
  • M.S.W. (2002) University of North Carolina
  • J.D. (2001) University of North Carolina
  • B.A. (1997) University of North Carolina

Teaching

  • Caretaking, the Family, and the Law (LAWS 834)
  • Carolina Health Advocacy Medicolegal Partnership Clinic (LAWS 741)
  • Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiation (LAWS 771)

Scholarship

  • The Privacy of the Public School. ___ Maryland L. Rev. ___ (2018) (forthcoming).
  • A First Amendment Deference Approach for Reforming Anti-Bullying Laws, 77 La. L. Rev. 701 (2017).
  • Beyond the Schoolhouse Gates: The Unprecedented Expansion of School Surveillance Authority Under Cyberbullying Laws, 65 Case West. Res. L. Rev. 63 (2014).
  • Dark Sarcasm in the Classroom: The Failure of the Courts to Recognize Students’ Severe Emotional Harm as Unconstitutional, 62 Clev. St. L. Rev. 125 (2014) (selected for presentation at AALS Annual Meeting 2014).