Catherine Y. Kim

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law


B.A. 1998, Cornell University

J.D. 2002, Columbia Law School

Areas of Expertise



Catherine Y. Kim is an assistant professor of law at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she teaches Civil Procedure, Immigration and Citizenship Law, and Civil Rights Law. Prior to joining the law faculty at UNC, Professor Kim served as a staff attorney with the Racial Justice Program of the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation’s National Legal Department. 


Professor Kim earned her B.A. from Cornell University and J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she served on the Columbia Law Review.  After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Carlos F. Lucero on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.  Her research interests include immigration law, civil procedure, institutional reform litigation, and education rights.

Contact Information

Cardozo School of Law

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New York, NY 10003