Professor Susan E. Hauser is an Associate Professor of Law at North Carolina Central University School of Law where she teaches Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure and Corporations. She has taught at NCCU School of Law since August 2005, and was named Co-Professor of the Year in the Day Program in 2011 and Professor of the Year in the Evening Program in 2011. Professor Hauser was the Robert M. Zinman Resident Scholar at the American Bankruptcy Institute for the Fall of 2012. She is also the recipient of the American Bankruptcy Law Journal 2012 Editor's Prize, awarded by ABLJ's Editorial Board for her article More Than Abstract Justice: The Defense of the Marriage Act and the Equal Treatment of Same-Sex Married Couples Under Section 302(a) of the Bankruptcy Code , 85 Am. Bankr. L.J. 195 (2011).
Ms. Hauser publishes and presents in the areas of mortgage modification, predatory lending, and the intersection between constitutional law and bankruptcy law and procedure. Her most recent scholarly work on predatory mortgage lending into student loan debt, with a particular focus on the treatment of student loan debt in bankruptcy.
Ms. Hauser is a member of the North Carolina State Bar and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. She is also a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and its Bankruptcy and Business Law Sections. She was a member of the NCBA's Bankruptcy Section Council in 2002-05, and is currently serving a four-year term as a member of the Local Rules Committee of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. She clerked for United States Bankruptcy Judge J. Rich Leonard and United States District Judge W. Earl Britt. Ms. Huaser began her legal career as an attorney for Legal Aid in Robeson County, North Carolina. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of North Carolina School of Law. Professor Hauser is a native of North Carolina and was born in Bryson City, North Carolina.