L.A. Riots Proved Formative for Jason Kim, UCLA Law ’92

Jason S. Kim was only 11 years old when he and his family immigrated from Seoul, Korea, to Washington, D.C., in search of economic opportunity. Before long he was looking for something bigger and eventually earned himself admission into UCLA, where he also received his law degree. Graduating during the midst of the Los Angeles riots proved to be a formative experience for him.  He knew Korean families whose stores were burned and determined then to be part of the conversation.

“True diversity is not just increasing the numbers of attorneys of color coming into the legal profession,” Kim says. “True diversity means promotion and retention. True diversity means inclusion of not just attorneys of color, but women attorneys and LGBTQ attorneys.”

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