An Interview with the Honorable Young Kim

Honorable Young B. Kim is a United States Magistrate Judge (which means that he is a “federal trial court judge”) who, among other things, graduated from Loyola University School of Law in Chicago, worked as an Assistant Public Defender, clerked for a federal judge, and was a federal prosecutor and an administrative judge for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Judge Kim was generous enough to sit down with me for an interview and discuss his law career, his path to becoming a judge, and the specific challenges immigrants face when it comes to building successful careers.

Although his story is a bit more interesting than most, he came to the US at 11 with very little English and he rose to become the first Asian American federal judge in Illinois, his message about having a professional mission, how you achieve your goals, and the ways that we should treat each other as professionals can be a lesson to us all.


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