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Susan Diamond
Lecturer in Law


From 1983–2011, Sue Diamond worked at Brobeck Phleger and Harrison and then at Morgan Lewis, representing developers and major corporations seeking entitlements for large, complex and often controversial projects, such as downtown office buildings, biotech and high tech campuses, shopping centers, assisted living facilities, alternative energy projects and gas wells. In 2011, after 28 years of big firm land use law practice and a decade of nonprofit board service, Sue decided to combine her professional law skills with her passion for helping the community and formed her own law firm advising nonprofits on real estate issues. She has taught Land Use Law at Stanford Law School since 2006, and previously taught at the U.C. Berkeley School of Business and the USC School of City Planning. She has a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a Master’s in City Planning from MIT, and a B.S. from Stanford University.