Professor Kathleen Kim is a nationally-recognized expert on immigrants’ rights and human trafficking. She is the founding faculty supervisor for the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic, and served as a Los Angeles Police Commissioner from 2013-2016. She serves on the Advisory Board of Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking and is a board member of Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles. Professor Kim received her JD from Stanford Law School where she was a Judge Takasugi Public Interest Fellow and an editor for the Stanford Law Review.
Professor Kim is also a musician and composer with backgrounds in improvisational, avant jazz and classical theories. Her solo work uses extended violin and voice to create musical abstractions that provoke shared emotions and experiences. Her collaborations include avant chamber ensemble LA Fog and duo SheKhan. She studied with Yusef Lateef and Jim Nadel, and performed at the openings of the 2017 Venice Biennale and 2012 Whitney Biennal.