Elected Member

Professor Nancy S. Kim

Chicago, IL
Chicago-Kent College of Law
University of California, Berkeley
University of California-Berkeley School of Law

Nancy S. Kim is the inaugural Michael Paul Galvin Chair in Entrepreneurship and Applied Technology.  Professor Kim's scholarship focuses on consent, contracts, privacy, and the effect of technology on society, and she has written dozens of scholarly articles and essays on these subjects.  She is also the author of the books, Consentability: Consent and Its Limits (Cambridge University Press, 2019); The Fundamentals of Contract Law and Clauses (Edward Elgar, 2016); and Wrap Contracts:  Foundations and Ramifications (Oxford University Press, 2013).  Her work has been the subject of several symposia and conference panels, including a special issue of the Southwestern Law Review (Vol. 44, No. 2, Spring 2014), and a symposium issue of the Loyola Law Review (vol 66, No. 1, Spring 2020).  Professor Kim’s scholarship has been cited by federal courts and in legal treatises, and she is a frequently quoted in the media, including the New York Times, NPR, the Los Angeles Times, and Popular Mechanics.

Professor Kim received her J.D. degree from the UC Berkeley School of Law where she was an associate editor of the California Law Review, and her LL.M. degree from the UCLA School of Law where she was a Ford Foundation Fellow. Kim was also a Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center.  She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Rhetoric and a minor in French.

After law school, Professor Kim worked in the business and legal departments of several Silicon Valley based technology companies, including as Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs of a global software and services company. She was also an associate in the corporate law departments at Heller, Ehrman in San Francisco and Gunderson, Dettmer in Menlo Park. 

Prior to joining the Chicago-Kent faculty, Kim was the Proflowers Distinguished Professor of Internet Studies and Professor of Law at California Western School of Law and a visiting professor at the Rady School of Management, UC San Diego.  She has also visited at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and Victoria University School of Law, Wellington, New Zealand.  Nancy Kim is an elected member of the American Law Institute, former Chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Contracts and the Section on Commercial and Related Consumer Law, and former Chair of the ABA Subcommittee on Commercial and Consumer Contracts.  Kim is a licensed attorney with the State Bar of California and the author of two novels.  She is a past recipient of the California bar’s Wiley M. Manuel Award for pro bono services for her work with the Asian Pacific American Legal Center.

EDUCATION: University of California, Berkeley, A.B.; University of California, Berkeley, J.D.; University of California, Los Angeles, LL.M.   

Areas of Expertise
Consumer Law
Contracts Law
Internet Law (Science & Technology)
Licensing Agreements (Intellectual Property)