Kimberly C. Bishop

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  • B.A., Smith College
  • J.D. (honors), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Kaci Bishop joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2012. She directs and teaches in the Immigration Clinic and is co-developing and co-teaching the school's Transition to the Profession pilot for first-year students.  She has also taught Research, Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy and assists with the Writing and Learning Resources Center’s academic success programs, including the Legal Education Advancement Program (LEAP) pre-orientation.

Professor Bishop earned her B.A. from Smith College in Sociology and Peace & World Security Studies.  She earned her J.D. with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where, during her 3L year, she served as the Director of the Pro Bono program and was inducted into the James E. and Carolyn B. Davis Society.

Following law school, Professor Bishop clerked for the Honorable Linda McGee at the North Carolina Court of Appeals before becoming a staff attorney with the Immigrants Legal Assistance Project with the North Carolina Justice Center. While she was at the Justice Center, Professor Bishop provided direct legal assistance and representation to low-income immigrants who were facing deportation, who had been persecuted in their home countries, or who had been victims of crimes, human trafficking, or intimate partner violence.  She also provided technical assistance and training to other immigrant advocates and attorneys and advised criminal defense attorneys on the immigration consequences of criminal offenses.

Prior to becoming full-time faculty, Professor Bishop served as adjunct and visiting faculty in the Immigration Clinic and with the Writing and Learning Resources Center.  

Professor Bishop is conversant in French and Spanish, and she is licensed to practice in North Carolina and in the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Selected Publications

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  • Framing Failure in the Legal Classroom: Techniques for Encouraging Growth and Resiliency, 70 ARK. L. REV. 959 (2018). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress]
  • Cut Clutter with 'Checklist-Find':Using Technology to Teach Effective, Efficient Revision (with co-author Katie Rose Guest Pryal), June 1, 2015.
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