Kim Thuy Seelinger, director, Sexual Violence Program, Human Rights Center
Kim Thuy Seelinger directs the Sexual Violence Program at Berkeley Law's Human Rights Center. 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 legal practice focuses on asylum and refugee rights; her scholarship focuses on the legal and social implications of sexual violence in armed conflict. She has conducted fieldwork in Uganda, Vietnam, Haiti, Kenya, and Liberia. Seelinger graduated from New York University School of Law.