Do Kim


Do Kim


U.C.L.A. School of Law
J.D., concentrations in Public Interest Law and Policy & Critical Race Studies, 2002
Co-Editor-in-Chief, Asian Pacific American Law Journal
Nancy Mintie Public Interest Award
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Harvard College
B.A., joint concentration in Afro-American Studies & Sociology, 1993
Dean’s List. Senior Thesis - Do The Right Thing: A Portrait of Black-Korean Conflict in Los Angeles


California State Bar
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
American Bar Association
Korean American Bar Association


Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris & Hoffman, LLP
Associate Attorney. Venice, California. 2004 - Present.

Law Offices of Michael F. Yamamoto
Associate Attorney. Los Angeles, California. 2004.

The Honorable Robert M. Takasugi
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Judicial Law Clerk. Los Angeles, California. 2002 - 2004.

The Honorable Robert M. Takasugi
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Judicial Extern. Los Angeles, California. 2001.

NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund
Law Clerk. Los Angeles, California. 2000.

Korean Youth & Community Center
Founder & Director, Korean American Youth Leadership Program, Gang Awareness Project. Los Angeles, California. 1993 - 1999.


Co-Producer and Panelist, Black and Asian Unity: Erasing the Color Lines
92.3 The BEAT “Street Science” Radio Talk Show, Los Angeles, California, September 15, 1997.

Guest Speaker, Present and Future Leadership in Koreatown
First Annual National Korean American Studies Conference, Los Angeles, California, April 25, 1997.

Guest Lecturer, The State of Race Relations Five Years After the Los Angeles Riots
U.C.L.A. Asian American Studies Department, Los Angeles, California, April 22, 1997.

Guest Speaker, Exemplary Programs for Minority Youth
Annie E. Casey Foundation’s National Conference on Juvenile Detention, Baltimore, Maryland, December 13, 1996.

Guest Speaker, Asian Gang Violence
California Wellness Academic Fellows Forum, U.C.L.A. Graduate School of Public Health, May 16, 1996.

Guest Speaker, Training a New Generation of Servant Leaders: Building Multi-Racial Coalitions
Children’s Defense Fund’s Annual National Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, February 8, 1996.

Guest Speaker, Black-Korean Tensions in Los Angeles
U.S.C. 100 Black Men Association, Los Angeles, California, November 27, 1995.


The K.W. Lee Center for Leadership
Board President. September 2003 - Present.

Los Angeles Unified School District Instructor for Multicultural Specific Course
Course Instructor. July 1999 - Present.

Korean American Democratic Committee
President. January 1997 - April 1999.

City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department
Regional Arts Council Member. September 1997 - September 1999.

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
Member. April 1995 - September 1999.

Coalition to Support the Korean American Museum
Chairperson. June 1998 - August 1998.

National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse
Consultant. February 1996 & May 1997.

Los Angeles Riot Emergency Fund
Founder. May 1992 - July 1992.

Black-Korean Alliance
Member. June 1991 - November 1992.




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