Susan Kaplan

Lecturer in Law; Director, Congressional and Administrative Law Clinic


B.S., 1980, Bowdoin College 
J.D., 1983, Georgetown University

Phone / Email

Phone: call Clinic (314) 935-7238
E-mail: skaplan@wustl.edu 


One Brookings Drive Campus Box 1120, St. Louis, MO 63130


 Katie Herr- (314) 935-5942


Susan Paula Kaplan is Co-Director of the law school’s Congressional Clinic and a Lecturer in Law. Based in Washington, D.C., Kaplan advises and teaches clinic students who are placed in full-time externships on Capitol Hill, in federal agencies and other offices that are part of the Washington landscape. She is a member of the D.C. Bar and served as counsel to both the U.S. House and Senate Judiciary Committees, becoming Chief Counsel to the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Senate Judiciary Committee before joining the law school. Kaplan worked as a litigator in the private sector after earning her law degree.


  • D.C. Bar, since 1983
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Clinical Legal Education Association