Eric graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Sociology. In 2015, Eric moved to Minneapolis to attend law school at the University of Minnesota Law School, where he graduated in May 2018 with concentrations in Immigration Law and Human Rights Law.
While in law school, Eric served as the Lead Managing Editor for Volume 27 of the Minnesota Journal of International Law. His Note about the human rights situation in North Korea was published in Volume 27 Issue 2 of the Minnesota Journal of International Law.
During his second year of law school, he participated in the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, where he and a fellow law student directly represented a client seeking asylum under the supervision of a licensed attorney. During his third year of law school, he was a Student Director in the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, where he oversaw students in their representation of clients seeking asylum.
Upon graduating, Eric received a Robina Post-Graduate Fellowship to work with The Advocates for Human Rights in their Refugee & Immigrant Program. For one year, he represented detained clients in their removal proceedings before the immigration court and the BIA. He coordinated several pro bono projects, which included the Minnesota Detention Project and the Bond Project and provided support to volunteer attorneys in their pro bono representation.
As a son of Korean immigrants, he is passionate about serving the immigrant community and wants to use his skills and knowledge to advocate for immigrants. In his free time, Eric enjoys listening to music, watching movies and dramas, especially Korean movies and Korean dramas, and rooting for his favorite sports teams: Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, and Texas Longhorns football.
University of Minnesota Law School
University of Texas at Austin
B.A. in Government and Sociology, 2015