Annie Kim

  • Assistant Dean for Public Service
  • Director, Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center

Assistant Dean for Public Service Annie Kim leads the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center at the Law School.

As a student, Kim served on the boards of the Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law and the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, and worked as a summer intern at the Fairfax County Public Defender’s Office. After graduation, she practiced commercial and school litigation at the McLean office of Hunton & Williams and worked at a small firm in downtown Alexandria.

For the next nine years Kim worked as in-house counsel for Virginia local governments. At the Henrico County Attorney’s Office, she litigated tort, civil rights and employment cases and advised clients in the areas of public safety and employment law. At the Albemarle County Attorney’s Office, she represented an elected school board and school division, as well as the police, fire and rescue and human resources departments.

Kim has served in many leadership positions with the Virginia State Bar and the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia. Her first book of poetry, Into the Cyclorama, won the 2015 Michael Waters Poetry Prize, and her second book, Eros, Unbroken, won the 2019 Washington Poetry Prize.

  • J.D.
    University of Virginia School of Law
  • M.F.A.
    Warren Wilson College
  • B.A.
    University of Virginia

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