Professor, Lawyer, Race, News 


Professor Sullivan is a lawyer, academic and TV news commentator. She graduated from Rutgers Law School, Order of the Coif, in 1990. After law school she clerked for a federal Judge on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, (now a Justice on the US Supreme Court) before practicing law in New York and in San Francisco. Her areas of academic expertise include Constitutional Law, White Collar Crime, Criminal Procedure, First Amendment Law and Race in America. In the past she has taught World Literature in Translation at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia and a range of legal courses at San Francisco School of Law and Widener. 

Professor Sullivan is a regular TV news Commentator for the BBC and appears frequently on TRT World News, and contributes as a Panelist on "Behind the Headlines", an international news and current events program. She can also be heard on BBC Essex providing commentary on law, politics and current events and on National Public Radio interviewing famous authors such as Jonathan Franzen and Salman Rushdie. A sample of her news commentary can be found below.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

  • Television and Radio News Commentary (Law and Politics) (see Profile)

Courses Taught

  • Constitutional Law
  • The Supreme Court
  • Criminal Procedure
  • The History and Significance of Race
  • Crime and Justice around the Globe