Susan E. Hauser

Professor of Law
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Office: 264
Phone: 919-530-5482


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


Susan E. Hauser is a Professor of Law at North Carolina Central University School of Law where she teaches Civil Procedure, Bankruptcy, Debtor/Creditor Rights, Business Associations, and Corporations. Professor Hauser has been awarded the UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching, and she is also a nationally known speaker and author on bankruptcy issues, particularly the treatment of student loan debt in bankruptcy.

Professor Hauser has been awarded the American Bankruptcy Law Journal’s Editors’ Prize, the North Carolina Women of Justice Award, and has served as the Robert M. Zinman Scholar in Residence at the American Bankruptcy Institute in Alexandria, Virginia. She was a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the American Bankruptcy Law Journal from 2012-16, and was named an American Bankruptcy Law Journal Fellow in 2005. Professor Hauser is co-author of the first and second editions of Graduating With Debt: Student Loans Under the Bankruptcy Code, published by the American Bankruptcy Institute. She is also a contributing author for the Collier Bankruptcy Practice Guide, published by Matthew Bender & Co. Her areas of scholarly interest include student loan debt, bankruptcy, bankruptcy procedure, civil procedure, and predatory mortgage lending. Her articles have been published in the American Bankruptcy Law Journal, Tulane Law Review, North Carolina Central Law Review, and the North Carolina Law Review, among other journals.

Professor Hauser was born in Bryson City, North Carolina, and began her legal career working with low income and elderly clients as a staff attorney with Lumbee River Legal Services in Pembroke, North Carolina. She later clerked for United States Bankruptcy Judge J. Rich Leonard and for United States District Judge W. Earl Britt, and also worked as a staff attorney at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. While working for the U.S. courts, she had the opportunity to serve as a Professional in Residence working in Lusaka, Zambia as an advisor to the Zambian judiciary. Professor Hauser is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the American Bankruptcy Institute. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of North Carolina School of Law.


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Office: 128
Phone: 919-530-5251
Fax: 919-530-6339