Faculty & Staff

Esther

Sungeun

Yoo

Visiting Assistant Specialist Professor
Director, Refugee and Immigration Law Clinic

Degrees

JD, UCLA School of Law
AB, Harvard University

Biography

Esther Sungeun Yoo is Director of the William S. Richardson School of Law Refugee and Immigration Law Clinic and a Visiting Assistant Specialist Professor. Prior to joining the law school, she was the founding attorney at The Legal Clinic, where she counseled and represented hundreds of low-income Hawai‘i immigrants in matters before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Executive Office of Immigration Review, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Before entering public interest law, Professor Yoo served as Director of Academic Success at the University of Maine School of Law. She also worked as a litigator in private practice, where she maintained an active pro bono immigration asylum practice. Professor Yoo graduated Order of the Coif from the UCLA School of Law, where she served as an editor of the UCLA Law Review and was a member of the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy. She began her legal career as an associate at O’Melveny & Myers LLP and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Dolly M. Gee of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

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Contact

esyoo@hawaii.edu

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Classes

Course #Class TitleSemesterYear
590
Fall2023
530
Spring2023
548
Fall2022
548
Fall2023
590Q
Fall2022
590Q
Spring2023