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Kony Kim

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Year: Advanced to Candidacy (ABD) - JSP

Email: kony (at) berkeley (dot) edu

Biography:

In my work as an advocate, educator, and writer/editor, I'm interested in the rights, freedoms, and stories of students, refugees, and prisoners.
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Education:

Ph.D. candidate, U.C. Berkeley (expected 2016)
Active member, State Bar of California (admitted 2015)
J.D., U.C. Berkeley School of Law (2012)
M.A., Westminster Seminary (2006)
B.A., Yale University (2003)
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Concentrations:

Ethics and moral philosophy
Social and political philosophy
Punishment and rehabilitation
Theories of social justice
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Disciplinary field: Law and political science (public law)
Topical field: The politics and ethics of mass incarceration
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Awards:

U.C. Regents-Intern Fellowship
Prosser Prize in International Human Rights Law
Foley & Lardner LLP Diversity Scholarship
Human Rights Center Fellowship
Berkeley Law Public Interest Fellowship
U.C. Berkeley Graduate Division Research Grant
U.C. Berkeley Dean's Normative Time Fellowship
UnCommon Law's Post-Conviction Advocate of the Year
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Employment Experiences:

Pro Bono / Project Attorney, UnCommon Law
Law Clerk, Root & Rebound
Law Clerk and Public Interest Fellow, UnCommon Law
Legal Intern and Human Rights Fellow, Bronx Defenders
Law Clerk and Public Interest Fellow, Human Rights Project
Research Consultant, Red Hook Community Justice Center
Graduate Student Instructor, U.C. Berkeley Legal Studies Program
Graduate Student Researcher, U.C. Berkeley School of Law
Children's Ministry Coordinator, Jubilee Presbyterian Church
Writing Instructor, Elite Educational Institute
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Dissertation Abstract:

"RESTORING HUMAN CAPABILITIES AFTER PUNISHMENT:
OUR POLITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES TOWARD INCARCERATED AMERICANS"

Curriculum Vitae
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