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Emily Suski

Title: Associate Dean for Clinics and Externships
Associate Professor of Law
School of Law
Phone: 803-777-7735

1525 Senate Street
Room 368
Columbia, SC 29208

Resources: CV (pdf)
Emily Suski


Emily Suski is the associate dean for clinics and externships and an associate professor of law. Her areas of expertise include education law—particularly, Title IX and civil rights in the public schools; health & poverty law; and clinical legal education. Her scholarship explores issues at the intersection of education law and civil rights as well as the role of the law in the caretaking of children. Her articles have been published in journals including the Iowa Law Review (forthcoming), Minnesota Law Review, California Law Review, UCLA Law ReviewMaryland Law Review, and Clinical Law Review.

Prior to joining the University of South Carolina faculty, 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.


  • 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


  • Caretaking, the Family, and the Law (LAWS 834)
  • Carolina Health Advocacy Medicolegal Partnership Clinic (LAWS 741)
  • Torts (LAWS 529)


  • The Two Title IXs, 101 N.C. L. Rev. – (2023) (forthcoming). 
  • Institutional Betrayals As Sex Discrimination, 107 Iowa L. Rev. 1685 (2022).
  • Subverting Title IX, 105 Minn. L. Rev. 2259 (2021).
  • The Title IX Paradox, 108 Calif. L. Rev. 1147 (2020).
  • The School Civil Rights Vacuum, 66 UCLA L. Rev. 720 (2019).
  • The Privacy of the Public Schools, 77 Maryland L. Rev. 427 (2018).
  • 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).

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