K-Sue Park’s scholarship examines the creation of the American real estate system and the historical connections between property law, immigration law, and American Indian law. She teaches first-year Property and a seminar entitled Land, Dispossession, and Displacement. Previously, she was the Critical Race Studies Fellow at UCLA School of Law and an Equal Justice Works Fellow and staff attorney in El Paso, where she investigated predatory mortgage lending schemes as part of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid’s foreclosure defense team.

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 in the Harvard Law Review, The History of the Present, Law & Social Inquiry, Law & Society Review, and the New York Times.


Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

K-Sue Park, This Land Is Not Our Land, 87 U. Chi. L. Rev. 1977-2028 (2020) (reviewing Jedediah Purdy, This Land Is Our Land: The Struggle for a New Commonwealth (2019)).
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K-Sue Park, Self-Deportation Nation, 132 Harv. L. Rev. 1878-1941 (2019).
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Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters & Collected Works

K-Sue Park, Conquest and Slavery as Foundational to the Property Law Course, in The Oxford Handbook of Race and Law in the United States (Devon Carbado, Khiara Bridges & Emily Hough eds., Oxford University Press forthcoming).
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K-Sue Park, Propertyin The Oxford Handbook of Race and Law in the United States (Oxford University Press forthcoming).
K-Sue Park, Race, Innovation, and Financial Growth, in Histories of Racial Capitalism (Destin Jenkins & Justin Leroy eds., New York: Columbia University Press forthcoming).