Faculty Profiles

K-Sue Park

K-Sue Park

Critical Race Studies Fellow
B.A. Cornell University, 2002
M.Phil. University of Cambridge, 2003
J.D. Harvard Law School, 2015
Ph.D. UC Berkeley, 2015

K-Sue Park is the Critical Race Studies Fellow at UCLA School of Law for 2017-2019. She was previously an Equal Justice Works Fellow from 2015-2017, during which time she investigated predatory mortgage lending schemes and practiced foreclosure and eviction defense in the El Paso office of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. Her scholarship examines the creation of the American real estate system and the historical connections between property law, immigration law, and American Indian law. She is currently teaching a seminar entitled Land, Dispossession, and Displacement: Topics in Property Law.

Park earned her B.A. summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa honors from Cornell University, where she was a College Scholar, her M.Phil with Distinction in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge, her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was a Presidential Scholar, and her Ph.D. in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley, where she was a Javits Fellow. She is also a former Fulbright Scholar. In 2015, her article, “Money, Mortgages, and the Conquest of America” won the American Bar Foundation’s graduate student paper competition and the Association for Law, Culture and the Humanities’ Austin Sarat Award, and was selected for the Law and Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop. Her publications have appeared or is forthcoming in the Harvard Law Review, The History of the Present, Law & Social Inquiry, and Law & Society Review.