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School of Law


Susan Ehrmann Provenzano

Title: Visiting Professor of Law
School of Law
Phone: 803-777-6560
Office: 1525 Senate Street
Room 222
Columbia, SC 29208
Resources: CV [pdf]
Sue Provenzano


Sue Provenzano is a Visiting Professor of Law for the 2021–2022 academic year, coming to us from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Chicago. Her research applies philosophical, linguistic, and rhetorical theories of meaning to interpretive questions in civil procedure.  At South Carolina Law, she will be teaching Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Federal Courts, and Law & Rhetoric. In her twenty-year teaching career at Northwestern, Professor Provenzano has been the grateful recipient of the Robert Childres Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence, along with awards for Outstanding 1L Class Professor, Outstanding Small Class Professor, and the Master of Science in Law-Online Program’s Outstanding Teacher.

Before joining Northwestern Law’s faculty, Professor Provenzano clerked for the Honorable Ruben Castillo, former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She also practiced civil litigation at the law firms of Kirkland & Ellis, Mayer Brown, and Franczek Radelet.  Professor Provenzano graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Wisconsin Law Review.

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