Daniel AumDemocratic Fellow Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, U.S. House of Representatives
Dan Aum is an attorney at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. There he works on the litigation and advocacy team with RFK staff and human rights defenders from around the world to bring high impact human rights cases before international and regional mechanisms combined with advocacy efforts on the domestic and inter-governmental front. He came to the RFK Center from the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea where he studied a range of issues including human rights, international criminal law, and transitional justice mechanisms. His experience in U.S. courts includes indigent criminal defense at The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia and in the chambers of a Texas state civil district court judge. Peripherally, he studied Republic of Korea incorporation and trade law working with a U.S. trading company. In a prior life, he taught English in a middle school in South Korea.
Dan holds a J.D from George Washington University Law School and a B.A. in philosophy from Baylor University. He is an Associate of the Institute for Corean-American Studies, serves on the governing board of North Korean Refugees in USA, and runs the Young Professional program for the Korean American Scholarship Foundation, Eastern Chapter. He is a member of the New York and New Jersey state bars.