Susanna D. Peters

Susanna D. Peters


  • Associate Teaching Professor
  • Social Sciences Program Advisor
  • University Ombuds
  • JD, University of Pennsylvania, 1990
  • MS, University of California at Davis


Susanna Peters, MS , JD, taught at Wayne State University Law School before coming to Michigan Tech. Her research and teaching interests include constitutional law, intellectual property, cyberlaw, and prisons. She attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School and had the opportunity of clerking for United States District/Circuit Court Judge Morris Arnold and U.S. Magistrate Judge Komives. In private practice she has worked as a litigation associate at a Los Angeles law firm that specialized in labor law. Ms. Peters also has a M.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of California at Davis, where her emphasis on resource economics stemmed from summers spent in the Alaskan fishing village of Yakutat. Since being at Tech she has taught Cyberlaw, Intellectual Property, Constitutional Law, Law and Society, Orientation to Legal Careers, American Government, and Perspectives sections entitled "Crime and Incarceration" and "The Work of the First Amendment: Selected Topics in First Amendment Law." She has also been the faculty advisor to MTU's newly established Mock Trial Team.

Areas of Interest

  • Resource Economics
  • Cyberlaw
  • Intellectual Property
  • Constitutional Law
  • Orientation to Legal Careers
  • American Government