Catherine Y. Kim

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  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law
  • B.A., Cornell University

Catherine Kim is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina Law School, where she teaches Immigration & Citizenship Law, Civil Procedure, Administrative Law, and Civil Rights Law. Her research focuses on the institutional competence of courts and administrative agencies as engines of social justice reform, particularly with respect to immigrants and communities of color.

Prior to joining the faculty in 2010, she litigated civil rights cases with the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, National Legal Department, focusing on post-9/11 and racial justice cases. Professor Kim earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she served as an editor on the Columbia Law Review, and her B.A. from Cornell University. She clerked for the Honorable Carlos F. Lucero on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

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Selected Publications

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  • Presidential Legitimacy through the Anti-Discrimination Lens, 91 CHI.-KENT L. REV. 207 (2016). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN]
  • Immigration Separation of Powers and the President's Power to Preempt, 90 NOTRE DAME L. REV. 691 (2015). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress]
  • Changed Circumstances: The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Future of Institutional Reform Litigation After Horne v. Flores, 46 U.C. DAVIS L. REV. 1435 (2013). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress]
  • Policing School Discipline, 77 BROOK. L. REV. 861 (2012). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, Document Link]
  • THE SCHOOL-TO-PRISON PIPELINE: STRUCTURING LEGAL REFORM (with D. Losen & D. Hewitt) (N.Y.U. Press, 2010). [KF4159 .K56 2010]
  • Note, Revoking Your Citizenship: Minimizing the Likelihood of Administrative Error, 101 Colum. L. Rev. 1448 (2001). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein]
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