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

Scholarship

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

K-Sue Park, The History Wars and Property Law: Conquest and Slavery as Foundational to the Field, 131 Yale L.J. 1062-1153 (2022).
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Selected Contributions to Other Publications

K-Sue Park, Whose Free Speech?, Dissent, Summer 2021, at 42-44.
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Book Chapters & Collected Works

K-Sue Park, Property, in Keywords for Gender and Sexuality Studies (The Keywords Feminist Editorial Collective eds., New York: New York University Press 2021).
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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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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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