J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sue Provenzano, assistant professor of law, joined the Georgia State University College of Law faculty in fall 2022. Before coming to Georgia State, she was a professor of practice at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Chicago, teaching civil procedure, evidence, employment discrimination, and employment law. Professor Provenzano is the grateful recipient of numerous teaching awards, including Northwestern Law’s highest teaching honor, the Robert Childres Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence.
Professor Provenzano’s research applies philosophical, linguistic, and rhetorical theories of meaning across the law in pursuit of what she terms “unsolved interpretive mysteries.” Her work has appeared in several law reviews, including the Florida Law Review, the Indiana Law Journal, and the Northwestern University Law Review Online. Professor Provenzano has contributed to multiple university press volumes and speaks on the topics of civil procedure, evidence, and law, philosophy, and language.
Both before and during her life as an academic, Professor Provenzano has enjoyed writing United States Supreme Court merits briefs, amicus briefs, and petitions for certiorari. She has tackled interpretive issues involving the insanity defense, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the False Claims Act, and the Copyright Act.
Before she entered law teaching, Professor Provenzano practiced civil litigation at the Chicago law firms of Kirkland & Ellis, Mayer Brown, and Franczek Radelet. She also clerked for the Honorable Ruben Castillo, former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Professor Provenzano graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she served as the editor-in-chief of the Wisconsin Law Review.