Phal Sok

Joe Pugliese

Phal Sok, born to a Cambodian family in a Thai refugee camp, arrived in the U.S. before his first birthday. He now helps immigrant families and underserved youth in Los Angeles. Last year, UCLA law students helped Sok obtain a pardon from then-Gov. Jerry Brown for a conviction dating back to Sok’s teen years. Sok is one of five people to be pardoned by the governor because of the work of UCLA law students.