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Susan Supina

Adjunct Faculty

  • Education
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison
    J.D., Law, University of Minnesota Law School
    LL.M., European Union Law, University College London, University of London
  • Research Interests
  • Business of law and international trade.

Susan (Stacey) Supina teaches Legal Environment of Business, International Business Law, Business Law for Accounting, Compliance Programming, and other courses. Originally an adjunct in the Master of International Management program, she is now a participating adjunct at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business.

Prior to joining St. Thomas, Supina served as general counsel and managing director of governance, risk and compliance for LegalResearch.com, a legal services company. She also worked in private practice and as a licensed customs broker. Supina’s professional background includes corporate compliance, business-to-business contracting, international trade, and employment issues.

She received her JD from the University of Minnesota Law School and her LLM from University College London, England, where her thesis concerned retail packaging compliance. Her research interests involve uneven bargaining power in business-to-business contracts. She has published and presented on topics including the business of law and international trade. Supina volunteers as a business attorney with LegalCorps, as a landscape supervisor with Habitat for Humanity and as chair on a local nonprofit board.


  • Supina, S. A. (2017). Courts and compliance: Controlling legal risk for pharmacies. Compliance Today
  • Supina, S. A. (2010). State by State Guide to Employee Leave and Disability. Panel Publishers

  • Adjunct Instructor, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul / Minneapolis (2015 - present)
  • General Counsel, LegalResearch.com, Minneapolis (2015 - 2017)
  • Director of Research, Legal Research Center, Inc., Minneapolis (2000 - 2014)
  • Continuing Legal Education Faculty, All District Legal Education, Minneapolis (2001 - 2003)
  • Adjunct Lecturer, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis (1997 - 2003)
  • Senior Research Attorney/International Project Manager, Legal Research Center, Inc., Minneapolis (1999 - 2000)
  • CLE Faculty, West Legal Education, Eagan (1999 - 2000)
  • District Sales Executive/Customs Broker, Expeditors International, Minneapolis (1997 - 1999)
  • Instructor, Art Institutes International - Minnesota, Minneapolis (1997 - 1998)
  • Attorney, Anderson & Associates, Ltd, Minneapolis (1995 - 1997)