Alexandra Lang Susman, Counsel

alex-susmanAlexandra Lang Susman serves as Counsel at the Williams Institute. Previously, she was an associate at the Los Angeles law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson. At Munger, Susman also served as pro bono general counsel for a Los Angeles area rape crisis and domestic violence center, represented a transgender survivor of domestic violence in obtaining a U-Visa, and advised undocumented lesbians on their ability to seek asylum.  Susman received her A.B. with Honors in Comparative Literature from Brown University,  where she was awarded the Rosalie Colie Prize for Outstanding Scholarship on an Honors’ Thesis.  She continued her studies of Comparative Literature at Stanford University as a doctoral candidate and lecturer.  Susman received her J.D. from the University of Southern California, where she graduated Order of the Coif and served as Executive Articles Editor of the Southern California Law Review.  After graduating, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Raymond C. Fisher on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  She is the author of  “No Strings Attached: An Analysis of the Eruv Under the Religion Clauses of the First Amendment and the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act,” University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender & Class (2009).