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Jeannie Suk

Professor of Law

What is private space? What can we do in private spaces that we can’t do in public spaces? And how far can the state reach into our private lives if we break the law? In her 2009 book At Home in the Law: How the Domestic Violence Revolution Is Transforming Privacy, Harvard Law School professor Jeannie Suk examines these and other questions of privacy, home, autonomy, crime, and control in the context of domestic violence law.

Suk, a Renaissance woman who was hired by Harvard just four years after earning her JD there, has a range of intellectual, professional, and personal interests that she speaks on fluently, from postcolonial literature to performing arts law, and has given congressional testimony on law and innovation in the fashion industry. She has studied at some of the most prestigious institutions in her fields of expertise, including the School of American Ballet, the Juilliard School, Yale University, Oxford University, and Harvard Law School. As a professor, she has won accolades and nationwide attention for her legal writing.



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