Hyeon-Ju Rho is an American public interest lawyer who has advocated for the rights of vulnerable groups in the U.S. and abroad. She began her career as a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice as part of the Attorney General’s Honors Program, and later practiced poverty law as a staff attorney at the Urban Justice Center in New York City. Hyeon-Ju has also supported social justice movements internationally, as the Country Director of the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative program in China. Hyeon-Ju is a graduate of Swarthmore College and New York University Law School, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar and co-founder of the annual Korematsu Lecture honoring Asian American contributions to the law.
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