Susan J. Kraham is a Senior Staff Attorney and Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School's Environmental Law Clinic. Susan has spent her legal career representing public interest clients with a particular focus on environmental and land use law. Prior to joining the Environmental Law Clinic, Susan served as Counsel to the New Jersey Audubon Society. From 1998 until 2005 she was an Associate Clinical Professor in the Environmental Law Clinic at Rutgers Law School, Newark. Susan was a 1992 graduate of Columbia Law School. She also has a Masters in Urban Planning from New York University’s Wagner School. After graduation from Law School, Susan clerked for the Honorable Justice Gary Stein of the New Jersey Supreme Court. She was a Skadden fellow. Susan was also an echoing green fellow where she partnered on a community-based environmental justice project.
Susan Kraham received AC4's 2012 Large Research Grant for her project focusing on the assessment of cumulative environmental impacts of extractive industries in low-income countries. The project aimed to better inform the pre-contracting stage of foreign direct investment in these industries, looking forward to a scheme that foresees cumulative impacts in the economy, society and the environment and uses appropriate tools to avoid and mitigate negative impacts before a project is approved.