Susan Bryant, Professor, received both a J.D. and an LL.M. from the Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a Prettyman Fellow, and began her practice as a lawyer at the Defender Association of Philadelphia. An early advocate of clinical education as a pedagogical program for teaching law students the practice of law, Professor Bryant has served as a consultant and trainer for the Association of American Law Schools, the Legal Services Corporation, and the United States Department of Education. She has played an important role at the Law School developing and directing our nationally-recognized clinical programs, as well as teaching in both the Battered Women’s Rights and the Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinics.
In recognition of her innovative work designing and teaching in clinics, Professor Bryant was awarded the Association of American Law Schools Section on Clinical Legal Education Award for outstanding contributions to clinical legal education and has served as Co-President of the Clinical Law Education Association (CLEA). Her influential article, “The Five Habits: Building Cross-Cultural Competence in Lawyers,” which appeared in the Clinical Law Review, has been widely cited, and she is a frequent lecturer and panelist on pedagogy, clinical education, and cross-cultural lawyering. She has lectured on the latter for Legal Aid and Legal Services lawyers in the tri-state area, as well as judges at the New York State Judicial Institute.