Associate Professor Law
College of Law
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2321
Moscow, ID 83844-2321
J.D. (magna cum laude), New York University School of Law, 2009
B.A. (magna cum laude), Brown University, International Development Studies, 1999
Kate Evans joined the University of Idaho College of Law in 2016 after completing a three-year teaching fellowship at the University of Minnesota Law School’s Center for New Americans. There she supervised students in their successful representation of immigrant clients before the immigration courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. Courts of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Evans' advocacy, in partnership with other clinical faculty, students, and the ACLU of Minnesota, on behalf of a refugee detained by immigration officials for over two years was featured in the New Yorker. Before her teaching fellowship, Kate had a private immigration practice focusing on appellate litigation. Kate clerked on the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. She received her J.D. in 2009 from New York University School of Law where she received a Root-Tilden-Kern scholarship for public interest and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. Before entering law school, Kate worked for Doctors Without Borders and was stationed in Arua, Uganda and Guatemala City. She earned her B.A. in International Development Studies, magna cum laude, from Brown University. Kate directs the Immigration Clinic and teaches immigration law.
Minnesota Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, in recognition of successful litigation in Mellouli v. Lynch before the U.S. Supreme Court, 2015
Order of the Coif, NYU School of Law, 2009
Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar, NYU School of Law, in recognition of academic merit, leadership, and commitment to public service, 2006-2009
Drawing Lines Among the Persecuted, 101 Minn. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming December 2016).
Matter of M-E-V-G- and the BIA's Confounding Legal Standard for "Membership in a Particular Social Group," 14-06 Immigr. Briefings 1 (June 2014)
The I.C.E. Storm in U.S. Homes: An Urgent Call for Policy Change, 33 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 561 (2009).
Immigration Law, Intersection of Immigration Law with Criminal Law, Refugee Protection, Administrative Law