Susan E. Hauser

Associate Professor of Law

Susan Hauser

Susan E. Hauser


J.D., University of North Carolina
B.A., Wake Forest University


Susan Hauser was born in Bryson City, North Carolina. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Wake Forest University in 1980 and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1984. She joined the NCCU School of Law faculty in 2005.

Hauser began her legal career working with low income and elderly clients as a staff attorney with Lumbee River Legal Services in Pembroke, North Carolina. In 1989, she joined the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina as a staff attorney. In 1992, she joined the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, where she worked as senior law clerk and staff attorney for 13 years. Professor Hauser clerked for the Honorable J. Rich Leonard, Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina, and for the Honorable W. Earl Britt, Chief District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Professor Hauser has written and lectured extensively on bankruptcy, bankruptcy procedure, civil procedure, and predatory mortgage lending. She has published articles in several scholarly journals, including the American Bankruptcy Law Journal, North Carolina Law Review, Tulane Law Review, and the North Carolina Central Law Review. She has also developed and presented training programs on civil and bankruptcy procedure to court personnel in the United States and in the Republic of Zambia. In 2005, Hauser was awarded an American Bankruptcy Law Journal Fellowship.

Professor Hauser is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) and its Business and Bankruptcy sections, and the American Bankruptcy Institute. She was elected to serve as a member of the NCBA’s Bankruptcy Section Council from 2002 to 2005. Professor Hauser teaches Civil Procedure, Business Associations, Bankruptcy, and Debtor/Creditor rights.


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Contact Information

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