K-Sue Park’s scholarship examines the development of American property law and the creation of the American real estate market through the histories of colonization and enslavement. 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 was also a Fulbright Scholar in South Korea in 2003. 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 University of Chicago Law Review, The History of the Present, Law & Social Inquiry, and the New York Times.
Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters & Collected Works
Book Chapters & Collected Works
"The GOP's war on 'critical race theory' is all about winning elections," coverage in The American Independent, May 28, 2021, featuring Associate Professor K-Sue Park.
"Op-Ed: You should have the right to know your landlord's name," an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times, February 24, 2020, featuring Associate Professor K-Sue Park.
"Berkeley Conversations: Critical race theory and the 2020 election," coverage in Berkeley News, November 2, 2020, featuring Associate Professor K-Sue Park.