Faculty & Staff



Lecturer in Law


JD, William S. Richardson School of Law
MA, Teachers College at Columbia University
BA, Columbia University


Ms. Suarez’s first career was as a teacher in the New York City Public Schools. During law school, she served as a writer and editor for the University of Hawai’i Law Review, as well as a research assistant to Professor David L. Callies, Professor Denise E. Antolini, and the Environmental Law Program. Ms. Suarez was also a co-winner of the Susan McKay Intramural Moot Court Competition. After graduating from law school, she clerked for the Honorable Richard R. Clifton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She currently serves as lead law clerk for the Honorable Sabrina S. McKenna, Associate Justice of the Hawai’i Supreme Court. 


  • “Avoiding the Next Hokulia: The Debate over Hawai’i’s Agricultural Subdivisions,” 27 U. HAW. L. REV. 441 (2005); reprinted in excerpted form in KA NU HOU (April 2005); awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award, HSBA Real Property and Financial Services Section Award, and HSBA Young Lawyers Division Award for Best Second-Year Seminar Paper.
  • “Privatization and the Providing of Public Facilities through Private Means,” 21 J. L. & POL. 477 (2005) (co-authored with David L. Callies).
  • “Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions . . . on Free Speech?  First Amendment Rights in Common-Interest Communities,” 40 REAL PROP., PROB. & TR. L. J. 739 (2006); reprinted in excerpted form in GPSOLO MAGAZINE, “The Best Articles Published by the ABA,” March 2007; awarded Second Place in the Jacques T. Schlenger Student Writing Contest and Honorable Mention in the Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition.
  • “A Code of Ethics for Female Attorneys,” presented at the 2009 Women’s Power Summit on Law and Leadership, Center for Women in Law, University of Texas at Austin; reprinted by Ms. JD, at http://ms-jd.org/blog/article/code-ethics-female-attorneys (June 24, 2009).
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