Sam Sue, Esq., Director and Adjunct Professor since Summer 1998, has a rich public interest background. Before taking his current post, Sam for eight years was a Senior Attorney at New York Lawyers for Public Interest (NYLPI), where he staffed NYLPI's Environmental Justice Project and worked on NYC Charter, land use, and environmental justice issues affecting low-income residents and communities of color.
At NYLPI, he co-pioneered an innovative model approach to providing legal, community education, organizing and technical assistance to low-income communities. A Charles H. Revson Fellow at the Center for Urban Legal Studies at City College, he has taught urban planning law at Pratt Institute. Prior to attending law school, he was a VISTA community organizer and a program administrator at various community and advocacy groups in NYC and Philadelphia. He grew up in rural Mississippi during the height of civil rights activities in the 1960s and received his B.A. from Oberlin College and his J.D. from New York University School of Law.
He also holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at the CUNY Graduate School and Center; his dissertation was entitled, "Effects of Self-Directed Analogical Comparison and Generation of Factual Hypotheticals on Multi-Case Legal Reasoning."