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Susanna Dokupil

Senior Research Fellow

Susanna Dokupil joined the Foundation in 2010 as a Senior Fellow at the Center for Tenth Amendment Studies.

Susanna is an appellate attorney. She has served as Special Counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee and as an Assistant Attorney General and Assistant Solicitor General in the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, as well as in private practice. Her academic and editorial writing has appeared in numerous publications, including National Review Online, The Washington Times, The Houston Chronicle, Above the Law, The Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, The Texas Review of Law & Politics, and The Cato Supreme Court Review, among others.

Susanna received her B.A., magna cum laude, in the University Scholars program and her M.A. in Church-State Studies from Baylor University. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Jerry E. Smith, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Susanna and her husband Michael reside in Houston, Texas with their twin boys, David and Benjamin, their daughter Annabelle, and their son Jonathan.