Mark C. Suchman

Professor
Sociology

Professor Suchman (Ph.D. Stanford University,
JD Yale Law School) comes to Brown from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was Professor of Sociology and Law and was awarded the FACULTY TEACHING AWARD for excellence in undergraduate and graduate instruction in 1999. He is the author, with Lauren B. Edelman, of The Legal Lives of Private Organizations (Ashgate 2007) and is currently writing a book on the role of law firms in Silicon Valley. Professor Suchman is also midway through a multi-year project on the organizational, professional, and legal challenges surrounding new information technologies in health care. He has written on organizational legitimacy, inter-organizational disputing practices, the "internalization" of law within corporate bureaucracies, and social science approaches to the study of contracts.