Susan Bisom-Rapp is a scholar in the field of international and comparative workplace law, who writes about globalization, equal employment opportunity, occupational safety and health, and the gig economy. Her most recent book is Lifetime Disadvantage, Discrimination and the Gendered Workforce (Cambridge University Press 2016) (with Malcolm Sargeant). Professor Bisom-Rapp also co-authored the casebook, The Global Workplace: International and Comparative Employment Law. She is author or co-author of numerous articles and book chapters. Prior to her academic career, Professor Bisom-Rapp practiced workplace law in New York City at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan.
An elected member of the American Law Institute since 2007 and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation since 2018, Professor Bisom-Rapp serves on the academic advisory board of the Doctoral Research School in Labour, Development and Innovation at the Marco Biagi Foundation, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. She also serves on the editorial board of the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal. Professor Bisom-Rapp is chair elect of the AALS Section on Women in Legal Education. She was the recipient of the national 2019 Paul Steven Miller Memorial Award for outstanding academic and public contributions to the field of labor and employment law scholarship.
A member of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law faculty since 1996, Professor Bisom-Rapp served as that law school’s Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Scholarship from 2016-2020 and has held the title Professor of Law since 2005. She was Visiting Associate Professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2003, and has taught law in China, France, and Italy. In 2020, she was voted Thomas Jefferson School of Law Professor of the Year by the student body.