OPIA is excited to announce the hiring of our new alumni advisor, Dovie King. Dovie will be joining the OPIA staff in July. She will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of alumni career services for HLS alumni interested in public sector opportunities. We hope you will join us in welcoming her!
Dovie Yoana King, Esq., is a public interest attorney with 18 years of experience representing immigrants and low-income individuals. Most recently, she worked in private practice as a founding attorney of a San Diego workers’ rights law firm. She also did significant advocacy on behalf of victims of domestic violence, earning pro bono recognition by the State Bar of California in 2016. Dovie’s prior experience includes advising law students, LLM students and alumni about public sector careers, post-graduate fellowships and volunteer opportunities. In 1999, she was a recipient of an Equal Justice Works Fellowship at the Legal Aid Society in New York, where she helped Spanish-speaking clients with respect to their public assistance benefits. During law school, Dovie was the President of the Latina/o Law Students Association at Northeastern University School of Law and participated in the poverty law clinic. She was a judicial extern to the Honorable Thelton E. Henderson, U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of California, and clerked at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Center for Reproductive Law and a union-side labor law firm as a participant of the AFL-CIO’s Minority Outreach Program. Dovie earned her BA in Latin American Studies and Political Science at Brown University in 1994, and her JD in 1999.
Stay tuned for future announcements about Dovie’s advising hours and days of availability.