Elected Member

Professor Susan Bisom-Rapp

San Diego, CA
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Cornell University, B.S. Industrial and Labor Relations
Columbia University, LL.M.; J.S.D.
University of California-Berkeley School of Law, J.D.

Susan Bisom-Rapp is Associate Dean for Faculty Research & Scholarship and Professor of Law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. Professor Bisom-Rapp is an internationally recognized scholar in the field of international and comparative employment law, who has published widely. Her latest book, co-authored with Malcolm Sargeant, is "Lifetime Disadvantage, Discrimination and the Gendered Workforce" (Cambridge 2016). A member of the American Law Institute since 2007, she also serves on the Academic Advisory Board of the Marco Biagi Foundation at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, and on the Editorial Board of the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal. She became a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation in 2018.  She received the 2019 Paul Steven Miller Memorial Award for outstanding academic and public contributions to the field of labor and employment law scholarship. In 2020, she was voted Thomas Jefferson School of Law Professor of the Year by the student body. At the law school, she teaches Torts, Employment Discrimination, Labor Law, and International and Comparative Employment Law.

During fall 2020, she served as Distinguished Professor in Residence at California Western School of Law and Visiting Professor at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy). She is the 2021 Chair of the AALS Section on Women in Legal Education.

Professor Bisom-Rapp, who joined the TJSL faculty in 1996 after practing law at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan in New York City, holds JSD and LLM degrees from Columbia University, where she was a Wien fellow and received a dissertation grant from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, a JD from the University of California at Berkeley, from which she graduated Order of the Coif and where she was a Cowell fellow, and a BS from Cornell University.

Professor Susan Bisom-Rapp Image
Areas of Expertise
International Law
Tort Law
Employment Discrimination (Employment Law)
Comparative Law
Employment Law
Labor Law (Employment Law)