Rick Su graduated from Harvard Law School, where he served as an articles editor for the Harvard Law Review. After graduation, he was a law clerk for Hon. Stephen Reinhardt on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Charles Hamilton Houston Fellow at Harvard Law School, and a law clerk in the legal honors program at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Su writes and teaches in the areas of immigration and local government law. In 2009 he received the faculty teaching award from the graduating class.