The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) has named Professor Jeannie Suk ’02 among the 2012 recipients of the association’s “Best Lawyers Under 40” awards.

These awards, which were presented at NAPABA’s Anniversary Gala and Celebration Dinner on Nov. 17, recognize talented Asian Pacific American (APA) attorneys under the age of 40 who have achieved prominence in their respective areas of law while demonstrating an unwavering dedication to the American Pacific Asian community.

NAPABA advocates for the legal needs and interests of the APA community and represents the interests of more than 40,000 attorneys and 64 APA bar associations working within a wide array of professional settings.

Suk, who was born in Seoul, Korea, and immigrated to the United States as a child, gained tenure at Harvard Law School in 2010. A specialist in criminal law and family law, she is the author of “At Home in the Law: How the Domestic Violence Revolution is Transforming Privacy” (Yale, 2009), which received the Herbert Jacob Prize by the Law and Society Association. She also researches and teaches in the areas of art and entertainment law, and explores legal issues pertaining to the performing arts.

Her writing has appeared in the Yale Law Journal, the Wall Street Journal, Slate and other national publications. In 2009, she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to support her research on the legal construction of trauma and she was appointed senior fellow of the Humanities Center at Harvard. In 2011, she was honored by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and the Korean Economic Institute.

Before joining the HLS faculty in 2006, Suk served as a law clerk to Justice David Souter ’66 on the U.S. Supreme Court, and to Judge Harry Edwards on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. In addition to earning a J.D. from HLS, she has received a B.A. from Yale (1995) and a D.Phil from Oxford (1999), where she was a Marshall Scholar.