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 or are forthcoming in the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, The University of Chicago Law Review, The History of the Present, Law & Social Inquiry, and the New York Times.

Scholarship

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

K-Sue Park, The History Wars and Property Law: Conquest and Slavery as Foundational to the Field, 131 Yale L.J. (forthcoming).
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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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Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters & Collected Works

K-Sue Park, Race and Property Law, in The Oxford Handbook of Race and Law in the United States (Devon Carbado, Khiara Bridges & Emily Houh eds., Oxford University Press forthcoming).
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K-Sue Park, Property, in Keywords for Gender and Sexuality Studies (New York University Press forthcoming 2021).

Book Chapters & Collected Works

K-Sue Park, Race, Innovation, and Financial Growth: The Example of Foreclosure, in Histories of Racial Capitalism 27-51 (Destin Jenkins & Justin Leroy eds., New York: Columbia University Press 2021).
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