Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Law
Location: Worrell 2316
Suzanne Reynolds is widely respected for her scholarship and teaching about family law and for her public service. She was a principal drafter of statutes that modernized the law of both alimony and of adoption, and she co-founded a domestic violence program that received national recognition by the ABA for providing legal assistance to the poor. Suzanne authored a three-volume treatise on North Carolina family law that has become the authoritative source for law students, lawyers, and judges, and for many years she has taught the family law portion of the bar review course. Her empirical work has focused on outcomes in high conflict custody disputes. She currently serves as Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, where she focuses on curricular and academic issues affecting students and faculty. She was the recipient of a Distinguished Woman of the Year award presented by Governor Hunt in 1998 and of the Gwyneth B. Davis award for Public Service presented by N.C. Association of Women Attorneys in 1996. Suzanne was a candidate for the North Carolina Supreme Court in November 2008, narrowly losing her bid for that seat. Before teaching, she practiced civil litigation in private practice in North Carolina. She and her husband, Robert (Hoppy) Elliot, who is a partner in the law firm of Elliot Pishko Morgan, have three adult children: Michael, Caroline, and Lillie.