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Kim Thuy Seelinger

About Kim Thuy Seelinger

KIM THUY SEELINGER is the Director of the Sexual Violence Program. She oversees the Center’s teaching, fieldwork, and writing on conflict-related sexual violence. She also supervises Berkeley Law students in human rights research and project work. Prior to joining the Center, Seelinger was a staff attorney at the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies at UC Hastings College of the Law, where she co-taught the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic and represented asylum seekers fleeing gender-based violence. She had previously worked as a staff attorney at Lutheran Family & Community Services in New York City and served as a Yale-China Association Clinical Law Fellow. Seelinger’s practice and scholarship focuses on refugee law, persecution based on sexual orientation, and the intersection between health and gender-based violence. She has conducted fieldwork in Uganda, Vietnam, Haiti, Kenya, and Liberia. Seelinger graduated from NYU School of Law.