Julie A. Su is the current Labor Commissioner of California and the former litigation director at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California (APALC). Su was appointed to head California's Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) by Governor Jerry Brown.
She graduated from Stanford University with a BA, and from Harvard University with a JD. She is a co-founder of Sweatshop Watch. She is a Senior Fellow of the Jamestown Project.
- Skadden Fellowship
- 2001 MacArthur Fellows Program
- 1996 Reebok International Human Rights Award
- "Making the Invisible Visible: The Garment Industry's Dirty Laundry" University of Iowa Journal on Gender, Race & Justice (Winter 1997-98)
- "Critical Coalitions," (Eric Yamamoto) Critical Race Theory: An Anthology
- "Workers at the Crossfire: Immigration Enforcement to Preserve Capital," in Unfinished Liberation (Joy James, ed. Colorado University Press 1999)
- Social Justice: Professionals, Communities and Law (Martha Mahoney, John O. Calmore, Stephanie M. Wildman 2003).