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Joo eun Kim amnd Dean Rasmussen
Uss Law Dean Robert Rasmussen with Joo Eun Kim

The USC Gould School of Law recently honored Joo Eun Kim of Los Angeles, Calif., with its prestigious Shattuck Award, which recognizes top law students involved in public service.

Kim, who graduates from USC Law in May, plans to work Gibson, Dunn& Crutcher in Los Angeles. She earned her undergraduate degree in 2005 from Calvin College in Michigan.

Kim has held several leadership roles at USC Law, including Editor-in-Chief of the Review of Law and Social Justice and co-Chair of the Christian Legal Society. As a legal writing student fellow, Kim worked with international students for two years to ensure they had a solid support network.  She also played a key role in organizing this spring's event, "Diversity in the Legal Profession," and volunteered at Barrister's Domestic Violence Clinic.

"USC Law has given me so many opportunities," said Kim. "I hope to return the favor by serving the greater Los Angeles community as an excellent lawyer."

Shattuck Awards are given to students who demonstrate the greatest potential for becoming outstanding members of the bar. Recipients are nominated by their fellow law students. Six Shattuck Awards were given
this year at a special ceremony held at USC Law in April. Kim was honored by USC Law Dean Robert K. Rasmussen.

USC Law is Southern California's oldest and most prominent law school. Ranked number 18 by U.S. News & World Report, it is recognized as the nation's most diverse top law school. USC Law offers a rigorous and interdisciplinary learning environment that includes a wide range of public interest programs and free law clinics that serve individuals and communities in Los Angeles and elsewhere.