SangYeob Kim, ACLU-NH Immigration Legal Fellow


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SangYeob Kim is a Senior Staff Attorney specializing in immigration law at the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire in the United States. He has a JD from the University of Iowa College of Law and a BA in International Affairs from the George Washington University. His work focuses on individuals' statutory and constitutional rights in deportation proceedings and interpretations of the Refugee and Torture Conventions in domestic federal courts. SangYeob was previously an adjunct clinical law professor at the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law. He ran the law school's Immigration Clinic.
The following published decisions are a few examples of SangYeob's work: 

SangYeob has written an article on Non-State Actors 'Under Color of Law:' Closing a Gap in Protection Under the CAT, which has been published in Harvard Human Rights Journal (Vol. 35, Spring 2022). 
SangYeob has also received awards. The COVID-19 class action team, in which he was co-counsel, was awarded the New Hampshire Association for Justice (NHAJ) Granite State Advocate Award in 2021. In 2022, he received the Stay, Work, Play’s Young Person of the Year Rising Star award in New Hampshire. 
Prior to law school, SangYeob served as an infantry officer in the South Korea Marine Corps. His positions included an infantry platoon commander, an executive officer for an infantry company, an assistant promotion officer at the South Korean Marine Corps Headquarters, and a liaison officer to the United States Marine Corps Forces, Korea. As a liaison officer to the United States forces, he coordinated war planning, theater operations, and military and diplomatic events. He was honorably discharged as First Lieutenant.    
SangYeob is a native Korean speaker and fluent in English and French. He has obtained the DALF C1 French language diploma. SangYeob is a member of the Federal Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the American Society of International Law.