Catherine Y. Kim

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

Catherine Y. Kim joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina Law School in 2010, after serving seven years as an impact litigator with the  American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, National Legal Department, focusing on post-9/11 and racial justice cases. Professor Kim's research focuses on immigration law and the the institutional competencies of courts and administrative agencies as engines of social justice reform.

Her scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in the Notre Dame Law Review, the Emory Law Journal, the U.C. Davis Law Review, and the North Carolina Law Review. She is the recipient of the James H. Chadbourn Award for Excellence in Scholarship and the Eric K. Yamamoto Award for Scholarship.   

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., magna cum laude, 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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