Lauren Sudeall, professor of law at Georgia State University College of Law, teaches Constitutional Law, Capital Punishment, and Access to Justice: Law Reform. She also serves as founding faculty director of the Center for Access to Justice. Sudeall’s current research focuses on access to the courts, in both the civil and criminal contexts, and how lower-income individuals navigate the legal system to address their needs, either with a lawyer or on their own. Sudeall’s other research interests include the relationship between rights and identity, and the intersection of constitutional law and criminal procedure. Her scholarship has appeared in the Columbia Law Review, California Law Review, Fordham Law Review, Harvard Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, UCLA Law Review, and Yale Law Journal Forum, among other publications.
Before joining the academy, Sudeall clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge Stephen Reinhardt on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She then worked at the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, first as a Soros Justice Fellow and later as a staff attorney.
Sudeall graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she served as treasurer of the Harvard Law Review. She received her B.A. with distinction from Yale University.