Professor Koh is an expert on a wide range of issues relating to the delivery of immigration services on individual and community level as well as in clinical settings.
Professor Koh joins Western State from Stanford Law School, where she was a Clinical Lecturer and Cooley Godward Kronish Fellow. At Stanford, she supervised students enrolled in the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic on cases ranging from the representation of individual noncitizens in immigration matters to policy work, community-based advocacy and litigation on behalf of immigrants.
Before entering law teaching, she was an associate with the law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, where she represented corporate and individual clients in litigation, government investigations, and international arbitration. She was also Director of the Community Liaison Project for Sanctuary for Families’ Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services in New York City, where she spearheaded a multidisciplinary project aimed at promoting the rights of immigrant survivors of domestic violence through individual representation, collaboration with community-based organizations, and policy advocacy.
Professor Koh received her B.A. from Yale University and her J.D. from Columbia Law School. At Columbia, she was a Senior Editor of the Columbia Law Review. After law school, she clerked for the late Honorable Eugene Nickerson of the Eastern District of New York.
Professor Koh teaches immigration law, administrative law, and directs the immigration law clinic. The Immigration Clinic offers second- and third-year law students the opportunity to develop lawyering skills by working firsthand on real-life cases and advocacy involving immigration issues.
Courses taught: Clinical studies, Immigration, Administrative Law