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WJA 2022: Susan Juhl

Susan JuhlUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law

Before law school, Susie Juhl grasped the importance of law as an Air Force intelligence officer and as a mother.

“I found it to be critical knowledge just to raise my own child,” Susie said.

As a mother of a child with special needs, she helped other families understand educational rights. She co-founded and directed a parent support group that served more than 300 families, and she was a former board member of the Autism Society of Tidewater Virginia.

While in law school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, she was awarded the Judge Stevens Memorial Prize as the most outstanding legal writer during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Susie’s past experience as an intelligence officer helped her in her studies and as a legal intern for the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. There, she found a critical error in an administrative hearing officer’s decision that prompted a new consent judgment. She also has worked remotely with the Kansas Court of Appeals and the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Susie graduated law school in December 2021 as valedictorian. She now works at Sharp Law Firm, a class-action law firm in Prairie Village, Kansas where she previously worked as a law clerk.

Susie would like to thank her law school for the support she received from faculty as she pivoted to a new career.

“It’s transformed my life,” she said.

Women's Justice Awards 2022