Susan Estrich

Susan Estrich

Susan Estrich (born December 16 1952) is a lawyer, professor, author, political operative, feminist advocate, and political commentator for Fox News.


Estrich was born in Lynn, Massachusetts,Fact|date=July 2008 and grew up in Marblehead on the Massachusetts North Shore.Fact|date=July 2008

Estrich graduated from Wellesley College in 1974, and received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1977.Fact|date=July 2008 In 1976, Estrich was elected the first female president/editor-in-chief of the "Harvard Law Review". ["New York Times", "First Black Elected to Head Harvard's Law Review."]

Estrich served as a law clerk for Judge J. Skelly Wright of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1988, she was the campaign manager for Michael Dukakis' 1988 presidential run.Fact|date=July 2008

Estrich appears frequently on Fox News as a legal and political analyst, and has also substituted for Alan Colmes on the debate show Hannity & Colmes. She writes regular articles for NewsMax, for which she is a pundit. [] She is also on the Board of Editorial Contributors for USA Today.Fact|date=July 2008 She is currently a law professor at the University of Southern California Law School and a political science professor at its affiliated undergraduate school. Before joining the USC faculty in 1989, she was Professor of Law at Harvard University, where she was the youngest woman tenured faculty.Fact|date=July 2008 On January 10 2008, Estrich joined the Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges law firm, a litigation powerhouse based in Los Angeles. []

In several of her books, including "Sex & Power" and "The Case for Hillary Clinton", Estrich discusses her experience as a survivor of rape. Her book "Real Rape" talks about the history of rape law in the United States. In 2004, Estrich challenged Los Angeles Times editorial page editor Michael Kinsley for under-representing women on the editorial page. [ Howard Kurtz, [ For One Ed, Strong Op: Susan Estrich Addresses the Male] , Washington Post, March 7, 2005, C01.] [ [ Susan Estrich on Gender, Missing Voices, and That Nasty Email War] , Columbia Journalism Review interview, undated.]

Estrich was married to screenwriter, professor and former speechwriter Marty Kaplan.Fact|date=July 2008. She is Jewish, having become Bat Mitzvah at Temple Israel in Swampscott MA, and has written about her religion in her column [ [ A Lot Like Christmas] ] . On February 27 2008, Estrich stated on Fox News that she will endorse Hillary Clinton for the 2008 US presidential nomination race.Fact|date=July 2008



*"Dangerous Offenders: The Elusive Target of Justice", Harvard University Press, 1985, ISBN 0-674-19065-3
*"Real Rape", Harvard University Press, 1988, ISBN 0-674-74944-8
*"Making the Case for Yourself: A Diet Book for Smart Women", Riverhead Hardcover, 1997, ISBN 1-57322-083-3
*"Getting Away with Murder: How Politics is Destroying the Criminal Justice System", Harvard University Press, 1998, ISBN 0-674-35411-7
*"Sex and Power", Riverhead Books, 2001, ISBN 1-57322-893-1
*"How to Get Into Law School", Riverhead Trade, 2004, ISBN 1-59448-035-4
*"The Case for Hillary Clinton", Regan Books, 2005, ISBN 0-06-083988-0
*"", Regan Books, 2006, ISBN 0-06-124649-2

External links

* [ Susan Estrich] at University of Southern California, Gould School of Law

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